Thanks in part to television programmes like Blue Planet, there’s an unprecedented public interest in our seas and in marine conservation. Our oceans play a critical role in producing over half of the oxygen we breathe, in regulating our climate and are home to a biodiverse abundance of life.
So much of our natural, industrial, cultural and maritime heritage lies out-of-sight beneath the waves – through SeaScapes, we’re looking forward to giving it even more attention; inspiring and empowering individuals, communities and businesses to understand, explore and protect our treasured coastline.
The heritage of the Tyne to Tees seascape is locally and nationally significant, and deserves to be better explored and celebrated. SeaScapes will do just that. The project is the result of a huge team effort and a lot of planning, and we are over the moon to start!
The project will stimulate communities to have a real and positive impact on our natural world and will make sure that it can still be enjoyed by future generations. We know that encouraging people to get outside will boost their wellbeing, and the beautiful coastline that SeaScapes will showcase is the perfect backdrop for it.
Find out more about the latest SeaScapes projects, news and activities.
Running from the 24th July to 8th August (actually two weeks!), National Marine Week helps us all discover and celebrate our wonderful shore and seas. An initiative of The Wildlife Trusts, National Marine Week is a celebration of all things marine. There are plenty of ways you can get involved, even from the comfort of […]
We’ve had a brilliant time ‘Reading the Rocks’ along the shoreline between Vane Tempest and Ryhope beaches with Geologists Professor Dave Roberts from Durham University and Simon Hendry. The fascinating stories of competing 500-metre thick ice-age sheets, sub-glacial deposits and the layering of Till from numerous ice-ages, 19,000-year old river beds, the disappearance and reappearance […]
We would like to say a huge thank you to Stewart and his amazing team of volunteers from the Hat and Feathers Wetherspoon in Seaham, and everyone else who joined in last weeks beach clean with Louise at Red Acre beach. We collected 10 bags of rubbish, including around 100 bottles and cans, 5 disposable […]
If you share our passion and commitment to the seascape then we would love to hear from you. This may be as a volunteer, a community group, business or an education setting. Get involved in a range of activities to support our environment and make a positive impact on our coastline.
We have a range of events and activities for you to take part in, on, next to, or in the sea. If you are interested in any of the events below, click on the box and use the booking system in place. We can also run activities for groups – please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.
See all of our public events and activities here.