Beach Rangers are a group of young people aged 14-18 who want to discover and explore our coastal wildlife and seascape.
In partnership with Durham Wildlife Trust, come and join us for a walk from Roker Pier to Parson’s Rocks, where we will be exploring rocky shore wildlife using our ears as well as our eyes!
We will use hydrophones to listen to the sounds made by the creatures that live in rockpools, making our own field recordings of rocky shore habitats. We will also use underwater cameras to photograph the creature that we hear, as well as learning how to do our own wildlife smartography.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Please bring a packed lunch and drink, and wear outdoor and weather appropriate clothing and footwear. You may also bring a smartphone too, though cameras and sound recording equipment will be provided.
The Beach Rangers meet on the fourth Saturday each month. Activities include rocky shore surveys, beach cleans, seabird walks, practical conservation tasks, wildlife photography, marine mammal surveys, underwater filming and more. We will also investigate how the coastline has changed with industry and development, and how people and wildlife can coexist sharing the coastal environment.
The sessions are inclusive to all and encourage team working and problem solving. Perfect if you love nature or being outdoors and a great way to achieve your Duke of Edinburgh or John Muir Awards.