Join The Rock Pool Project (TRPP)- Plymouth, a team of community-minded rockpoolers, scientists and nature-lovers! Come and join us and our partner hub in Falmouth to explore the shore and learn how climate change is impacting our local shores and wildlife!
With the help of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, our Blue Recovery Project has created a space for new and experienced rock poolers to check out the amazing life that exists around Plymouth Sound!
We are joining forces with the Marine Biological Association and the Mount Batten Centre, for an incredible day-long event that will be a true celebration of the sea!
We have invited experts and artists to hold workshops and give talks for a hands-on experience fit for all!
We invite you to help in our ongoing citizen science work by participating in a Bioblitz. Through our Bioblitzes (quick surveys of rocky shore wildlife), we help scientists collect data to understand how rocky shore biodiversity is changing along our coastlines.
1. Hands-on activities and workshops
We're inviting a variety of community-minded organisations and sea-loving folk to help us get you out and active by the sea! On the beach, our interactive stalls will feature a wide array of beach and marine animal-related activities, including:
- The TRPP Mobile Rock Pool
- Sea Cyanotype Printing
- Crafting for kids
- And much more
2. BioBlitz Survey:
Ever wonder what it takes to be a marine biologist? Get your feet wet and join our team of experienced rock poolers in conducting a BioBlitz survey! A BioBlitz is a quick survey of the life found in an area. We will focus on the rock pools of Mount Batten. By helping out, you can help us gather information about marine life and assist scientists worldwide in understanding how climate change is changing the seashore!
3. Expert talks
We have reached out to some incredible scientists working on understanding how climate change impacts the sea. Come hear what they have to say about and learn about local sea life!
4. Family-Friendly Activities:
Bring the whole family and participate in family-friendly activities, including beach cleanups, seashell crafts, and marine-themed games. Encourage the next generation of environmental stewards to appreciate and protect our coastlines.
5. Student Research Showcase:
Local university students will showcase some of their research! These are the scientists of the future. Help us celebrate all the hard work they are doing as they find potential solutions for the challenging future facing our shores.
Don't miss this chance to connect with nature, contribute to meaningful science, and celebrate the beauty and resilience of our coastal communities.
Together, we can make a difference for our shores and the life they sustain. Join us in this unforgettable coastal adventure!