Educational Talks for Schools and Groups:
Wembury Marine Centre offers a wide range of talks, presentations and assemblies to schools and other educational groups - our classroom sessions are curriculum, STEM and Ocean Literacy linked.
These bespoke sessions can be tailored to all ages, abilities and Key Stages.
Classroom talks and presentations can be delivered in person or via a virtual portal such as Zoom or MS Teams etc. We also have video versions of our most popular rockpool talk for primary schools available on our YouTube channel.
Wembury Marine Centre also offer talks suitable for adult interest groups.
Please note there is normally a charge for a Wembury Marine Centre talk but we do offer some funded sessions free of charge.
The Wonderful Rockpool World of Wembury
The Wonderful Rockpool World of Wembury is by far our most popular classroom presentation.
The session introduces the amazing Wembury rockpool species & habitats and covers the Seashore Code, finishing with an interactive session looking at strandline items such as cuttlefish bones, mermaids' purses and marine mammal vertebrae.
We can also offer an adapted version via a virtual portal such as Zoom or MS Teams etc.
Linked to our Rockpool Explorers activity, this talk is available free of charge to schools if booked in conjunction with a guided visit to Wembury beach - thanks to funding from South West Water.
However, this talk can also be delivered as a stand-alone activity and a charge may then apply.
BOOK NOW to arrange Wembury's Wonderful Rockpool World talk for your students.
We have a video version of this talk available for schools and groups to use which can be used to complement a visit from our team or used as a stand-alone activity delivered by school staff. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 versions are both available on our YouTube channel
Contact Us for a downloadable digital version.
Other School/Classroom based sessions include, but are not limited to:
Marine Wildlife Champions Project
Various classroom based sessions are available exploring the impacts of plastic and chemical pollution, climate change and overfishing. After an introductory visit, pupils will take the lead in developing a longer-term project, with the aim of effecting behavioural change within school, at home and/or the local community.
This is a year long project which includes classroom and beach based sessions, it is supported by South West Water and offered free of charge to a limited number of schools each year.
For more details on this project or to register your interest, please visit Marine Wildlife Champions Project
Wonders of the Ocean
Blue Abyss - Deep Ocean
Book Wembury Marine Centre to deliver an interactive session on your Blue Abyss topic, the session will include exploring the different ocean zones and the amazing adaptations species need in order to survive and thrive in the deep sea.
We will finish our session by challenging your students to design their own uniquely adapted deep sea creature!
Super Seaweed sessions were developed thanks to funding from Western Power Distribution.
These sessions include practical STEM themed activities with hands on workshops examining the use of seaweed in various industries, such as food, cosmetics and nutrition. Practical activities include making seaweed (sodium alginate) jelly, seaweed smoothies and seaweed lip balm!
Super Seaweed sessions were developed to link to a Women in STEM themed careers session and to encourage girls to consider studying STEM subjects to a higher level.
Although developed for secondary school providers, these sessions can be adapted to the age and ability of your students.
We offer school assemblies on a wide array of marine wildlife and ocean conservation topics including World Oceans Day (June 8th each year). We can deliver an assembly on any of our school talk topics listed above and/or the work of Devon Wildlife Trust.
We can also tailor an assembly to your topic needs.
To learn more about Devon's wildlife and to download Devon Wildlife Trust's curriculum linked resources, head over to our