Are you aged 14-18? Interested in learning more about our coast and the wildlife that can be found there? Do you want to take action to help protect it? Then come to our monthly Beach Rangers sessions!
Ships ahoy! We’re heading to Hartlepool to visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy. It’s not just our coastal wildlife heritage that we enjoy discovering and exploring, but also our rich maritime history too!
We will meet at Marine Walk in Sunderland, where we’ll board our trusty minibus and travel to Hartlepool, where we’ll visit the authentic 18th century seaport.
We’ll have a chance to explore the spectacular HMS Trincomalee, the oldest floating British warship and the last of Admiral Lord Nelson’s Frigates.
We’ll travel back in time to the 18th century and see what life on a seaport was really like, we’ll hear the firing of cannons and muskets and experience the fighting ships exhibit.
We meet at 10am at Roker Pier in Sunderland, but if you would prefer to meet us at 11am in Hartlepool please let us know.
Please wear warm, weather appropriate clothing, sturdy boots/footwear and bring a packed lunch and drink.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
The Beach Rangers are young volunteers aged 14-18 who 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 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.