Inspire your students to become the next generation of Ocean Defenders:
Wembury Marine Centre offers guided sessions inspiring young people to take positive action for their local marine environment by becoming Ocean Defenders. These sessions are available to schools and other educational and private groups and can also be part of our wider Marine Wildlife Champions project.
Our Ocean Defender 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.
Ocean Defender sessions can include:
Litter survey and beach cleans
We offer guided beach cleaning sessions with full equipment provided, the young people carry out a citizen science litter survey using a tally chart to note down the types of beach litter they collect. The data can be taken back to school for use in follow up classroom lessons.
Marine litter quiz
In partnership with a litter survey and beach clean we offer an interactive marine litter quiz asking students to consider the decomposition rates of common marine litter items such as plastic bottles, cigarette butts and banana skins!
The natural wonders washed up on the beach should not be overlooked! We offer guided beachcombing sessions searching for items such as mermaids' purses, cuttlefish bones and crab shell moults. This can be delivered in conjunction with a litter survey and beach clean so both natural and unnatural items are recorded and discussed.