End of project

Claude the hermit crab

Farewell from Claude!

We have been busy wrapping up the Making Waves Project, as the funding comes to end this month.  Our marine education work will continue though, so please see below for where to head for bookings and information.

We would like to thank everyone who has taken part and supported the project over the last three and a half years. It’s been a fantastic project to work on and we’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of lovely people along the way.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight
School coastal outreach
We will continue to offer school trips, Wild Beach sessions and teacher training at a limited number of coastal sites across the two counties going forward. For further details, including costs, please contact Dawn O’Malley: email marineeducation@hiwwt.org.uk or call 01489 774413.

Loans kits
Our marine loans kits will still be available to borrow in Hampshire for a small fee. There are 2 classroom and 2 beach kits for KS1&2, a secondary school beach kit and a beach clean kit. Contact Dawn to book any of these kits.

The classroom loans kit on the Isle of Wight will remain at the Learning  Resource Centre in Newport. Contact Helen Hiscock to book this kit.

Undersea Explorers copyright Matt DoggettUndersea Explorers
Undersea Explorers sessions are still on offer to schools in Hampshire. Please contact Dawn for details on charges and further information. We also plan to run a few family sessions, so keep an eye on our events listing for upcoming sessions.

School e-newsletter
We send out a termly e-newsletter to schools, with information on what we offer. If you would like to sign up to this e-newsletter, again contact Dawn!


Rockpooling at OvingdeanWild Beach
We will continue to offer Wild Beach training across Sussex.  Please see our website for further details.  If you would be interested in booking a Wild Beach programme or one off session for your class please contact Nikki Hills: nikkihills@sussexwt.org.uk or call our bookings officer on 01273 497561.  Please see our website for details on our coastal education programmes at Seven Sisters Country Park and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

Marine loans kits
If you would like to borrow a classroom or beach loans kit for your class or youth group please contact Nikki Hills: nikkihills@sussexwt.org.uk for further information and charges.

Undersea Explorers
We have Undersea Explorer family events planned for 2016.  Please check our website for upcoming sessions.  We will also continue our Undersea Explorer outreach sessions at schools across Sussex.  Please contact Nikki Hills: nikkihills@sussexwt.org.uk for further information and charges.

Making Waves website
This website will continue to be accessible for the next 18 months, but we are moving the content onto the two Wildlife Trust websites: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk and www.hiwwt.org.uk to help us keep the content up-to-date going forward.

The Marine Conservation Zone designation is process is still ongoing. If you are not already receiving updates on MCZ news, you can sign up here.

Marine Updates
You can find out what are marine team are up to by following us on Twitter:
@sussexseas  @HIWWTmarine

…and reading our blogs:

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Living Seas blog

Sussex Wildlife Trust blog

Nikki Hills and Polly Whyte
Making Waves Project Officers, May 2012 – October 2015