Fossil Hunting

fossil huntingTake your class out on the beach where they can discover and take home their own fossils with our trained Wardens.

Prior to the session you will be sent an introductory video teaching the group everything you need to know about fossils, fossil formation and how to hunt safety! Once in Charmouth, your Warden will do a quick recap for the group, before everyone heads straight onto the beach to go fossil hunting! These sessions will now take place entirely outdoors. 

 

All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the beach, accompanied by the Warden, to look for fossils. All finds during the day can be taken back to school or home at the end of the session. We advise you to bring a small freezer bag for each child to put their fossils in.

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Rockpool Ramble

Rockpools

Take a ramble over the rocks to discover the weird and wonderful plants and animals that live on our seashore and how they have adapted to living in this challenging environment.

The group meets the Marine Warden at the large metal anchor by Cobb Gate car park, Lyme Regis before a short walk takes you to the site of Broad Ledge. All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the rock pooling area. All necessary equipment is provided by the Centre.

We want you to get the most out of your Rockpool Ramble, so we recommend looking at dates from April – September when the water will be warmer, meaning more creatures will be out and about! Contact us to enquire about 2021 sessions! Read More

Investigating Coastlines

What makes a coastline, who uses it and what can we see?

investigating coasts

Using the beach area at Charmouth, how do we use the coastal environment and what natural processes affect it? Coastal mapping, eroding sandcastles, what makes a wave and beach profiles.

 

 

All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the beach. All necessary equipment is provided.

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