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.
A number of the children had not visited the beach before and we heard comments like; ‘this is the best day ever’. This is just one amazing comment from Broadway Junior School, Sunderland, which took part in an intergenerational project with Living History North East, working alongside partner Banyan Arts. During the workshops the children […]
It’s all systems go at Seaton Carew as volunteers from Durham Wildlife Trust prepare the nesting site for the return of the little terns. Weighing the same as a tennis ball, these rare seabirds are making their way from West Africa to Seaton Carew to nest on the shingle. Their nests are made in shallow […]
A couple of weeks ago the Beneath the Waves team headed west to give a hand to divers taking part in the project with 3D modelling in the classroom. What a day it was! Many models were produced, some of which will be showcased over the next few weeks. We’re looking forward to putting these […]
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. If you would like one of the team to get in touch with you about our activities please sign up here.
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.