National Marine Week in Surrey
Photo credit: Surrey Wildlife Trust, Nick Blake
The Wildlife Trust is running National Marine Week next week (26 July – 10 August). Find out what you can do in Surrey!
A shoal of events for people who want to discover what lies beneath the waves will be running nationally, with Surrey being so exception!
The Wildlife Trusts’ focus is on five of the 13 starfish species which can be seen around the UK coast; the common, spiny, brittle, bloody Henry starfish and the cushion star.
Throughout the summer, The Wildlife Trusts are asking children to write to the Prime Minister, David Cameron MP, asking him to protect our seas and sea life. Pupils pledge their support by sending him a starfish in a bid to get more special places at sea protected, through the designation of Marine Conservation Zones. The Government has already chosen 27 and there are now plans to protect a further 37 sites.
“Starfish are the most instantly recognisable, and perhaps one of our most mysterious, sea species” said Simon King OBE, President of The Wildlife Trusts and a keen scuba diver.
“Finding one washed up on the strandline or spotting a starfish in a rockpool is a wildlife memory to treasure. Once people know more about the wonders we have in our seas, we have no doubt that many more will want to see our marine habitats and wildlife properly protected.”
Fri, 1st August - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
During National Marine Week, come and jump into a swimming pool transformed into an underwater environment to discover the amazing marine wildlife in our UK seas through fun educational activities and gain some snorkeling skills.
Suitable for children aged 7-11. Children must be confident in water. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, please call Rachel on 01483 795456 to book.
Warlingham School, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9YB