The Beach Rangers are a group of young volunteers aged 14-18 who meet monthly to discover and explore our coastal wildlife and seascape.
Are you aged 14-18, love the coast and want to help and learn about marine life?
It’s Whale and Dolphin Watch Week, so join us to learn all about the cetaceans that visit our coastline, and then help us learn even more about them and their behaviour by doing a SeaWatch survey at Trow Point, South Shields.
Hopefully we will be lucky enough to see some Bottlenose dolphins swimming, feeding and playing in the water.
They’re not the only ones who can have fun in the water though, as after lunch we will get wet-suited up for a taster session with South Shields Surf School!
Please bring a packed lunch, drink and wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and footwear. For this session you will also need swimwear and a towel.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
The Beach Rangers usually 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.