Classroom Visit (in person)

Ammonites in a child's handWelcome a Warden into your classroom and we can guarantee the class will have a fun, interactive and memorable experience! 2 hours jam-packed with art, role play, group activities and more! Each child will even polish up a real ammonite fossil to take home as a momento.  

Choose between two different sessions – Fossils: What are they?, or Evolution, Inheritance and Fossils. We will always tailor the session to your particular group so please let us know if you have a particular topic in mind that is not listed below, and we will do our best to accommodate. Activities and topics within these sessions can include:

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Virtual Classroom Package

Combine a Virtual lesson with a Fossil Warden with 2 week hire of our Fossil Loan box, for the ultimate classroom package!

Live Warden lesson: Inspire your class for a whole hour with a palaeontologist! Via Zoom, or other platform, the Warden will engage the children, showing them plenty of fossils, both big and small. No session would be complete without a chance for the class to ask the Fossil Warden questions too. The session will be tailored to your group, so please get in touch if you have a particular topic in mind. Topics can include, but are not limited to the following:

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Virtual lesson with a Fossil Warden

Inspire your class for a whole hour with a palaeontologist! The Warden will engage the children, showing them plenty of fossils, both big and small. No session would be complete without a chance for the class to ask the Fossil Warden questions too. The session will be tailored to your group, so please get in touch if you have a particular topic in mind. Topics can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Fossil formation
  • Jurassic fossil fact files – learning how they lived and fossilised by looking at real fossils
  • Dinosaur adaptations, with the skull of the Charmouth Dinosaur, Scelidosaur
  • Jurassic murder mystery – how did the Sea Dragon die?
  • Mary Anning
  • Fossil folklore
  • The different rocks of the Jurassic Coast
  • History of the Jurassic Coast

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Beach Cleans

Come and join us on our FREE Charmouth Beach Cleans! We run a few beach cleans a year to help clean up Charmouth beach and make it a safer place for both wildlife and us. 

We usually meet at the bottom of the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre steps. All equipment is provided and you can stay for as long or as little as you like. Most of our beach cleans last 1.5 hours. 

All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Check our list of marine events to see when the next beach clean is scheduled.

See a list of current marine events

 

 

Private Fossil Hunting Walks

Enjoy a fossil walk with your personal Warden and find your own Jurassic fossils to take home! Perfect for birthdays, families and independent groups.

Your 2 hour session will take place entirely outdoors, where you will head straight onto the beach to hunt for fossils with your Guide. We will take you to the best places for finding fossils, and give you tips and tricks on how to hunt for them. Anything you find on your walk is yours to keep! To get you up to speed and wet your appetite for fossil hunting, prior to your walk we will send you out an introductory talk video, where your Warden will give you an insight into the local rocks and fossils to be found here, and you’ll see plenty of examples of what to look for too. 

We will be adhering to strict 2m social distancing for the duration of your fossil walk. Please do not visit if you or a member of your social bubble has displayed covid – 19 symptoms in the last 14 days. If you have booked a walk with us and start displaying symptoms, please contact us as soon as possible, where a full refund will be given. Please follow the guidelines and restrictions for your Tier. 

 

These walks are tide dependent. Our professional Wardens can tailor the walk to all needs and abilities, so please contact us for more details. Advanced booking is essential. Book via our Events Calendar

Charges: £95 for up to 5 people (as per new government restrictions). Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Meeting point: Red lifebuoy outside Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Your Warden will be wearing a blue high visibility jacket with our logo on.
Site information: Some uneven ground with sand, pebbles and boulders. Please note some areas of the beach are very muddy. Please be suitably dressed for the elements and wear footwear with good tread.

Prior to Covid-19 we also catered for larger interest groups too. Please contact us for more details.