Coastal Explorers

Coastal Explorers

Coastal explorer sessions for schools and educational groups:

Mini raft racing

Wembury Marine Centre offers guided sessions exploring the wider coastal environment at Wembury including the surrounding meadows, stream and South West Coast Path. These sessions are available to schools and other educational and private groups.

Our Coastal Explorer sessions are delivered by a Devon Wildlife Trust staff member based at Wembury Marine Centre and are supported by our team of volunteers. Devon Wildlife Trust has full public liability and employer’s liability insurance for all our activities at Wembury beach, our staff are qualified First Aiders and hold an enhanced DBS check.

Coastal Explorer sessions can include:

Stream Dipping

A guided stream dipping session searching for freshwater invertebrates such as mayfly, stonefly & caddisfly nymphs. This session can be run as a survey for bioindicator species and a diversity index used to calculate water quality. 

Please note April - August is the best time of year for stream dipping sessions. For access and safety reasons, stream dipping sessions are limited to no more than 30 pupils. 

Wildlife Wanders

We offer guided walks in the meadows and coastpath surrounding Wembury beach, guided walks can include bug hunting, bird watching or sensory & mindful based activities such as sound maps and sticky postcards. 

Geography Workshops

We offer map based workshops covering aspects of physical and human geography at Wembury beach and the surrounding area.

Minature Raft Racing

We offer a STE(A)M themed workshop where pupils design and build a miniature raft using driftwood and other natural materials, the rafts can be raced down the stream in small groups.

Seashore Crafts

We can offer a range of Seashore Craft activities, these sessions can include a guided walk to gather materials such as driftwood, shells & feathers from the beach and surrounding area. 

stream dipping

Our Coastal Explorer sessions are charged at £3 per pupil per activity, there is normally a discount for booking more than one activity on the same day.

The sessions can be booked year-round so please Contact Us to discuss in more detail or Book Now

Wembury meadow