The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. The voice for our seas for over 30 years, MCS champions protection for marine wildlife, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.
Cool Seas programme aims to engage, enthuse and educate young people so they develop an appreciation for the marine environment. With online and printed resources, workshops and hands-on activities, Cool Seas guides 5-18 year olds as they develop a sense of awe for the ocean and an understanding of how to care for it.
For more information visit www.mcsuk.org/coolseas
Come and explore a rockpool, without even getting your feet wet! Using underwater footage from the UK and your own A4 spotter, you’ll learn the names and a little bit about some of our most common rockpool animals.
Meet the crabs, blennies, prawns, limpets, periwinkles and dogwhelks you can find on rocky shores around the UK. Next time you visit a rockpool, you’ll be able to spot these awesome creatures for yourselves!
Cool Seas Action Pack
The Cool Seas action Pack contains a copy of our Wild Guide to our Seas, an action-packed booklet all about our cool UK seas and a recycled plastic pencil for you to do the activities! You’ll also get a Sea Shore Safari Guide to help you spot marine life on your next visit to the beach and some wet wipe monster stickers. Best of all, it’s all FREE! Check out Cool Seas
Sea shore touch table
Explore some of the UKs coolest sea shore creatures, by investigating their shells. At the Seaside Touch Table, you’ll be able to pick up the shells of everything from our smallest sea snails, like the periwinkle, to cuttlefish bones and crab carapaces.
Join us to learn more about the most common creatures on our shoreline. Also Check Out Cool Seas Explorers
Litter causes a huge problem for our environment wherever it is dropped. When it reaches the ocean, it can cause animals to become tangled up and they may even mistake it for food. This can harm and even kill some of our most magnificent sea creatures, like whales, turtles and sea birds.
Find out just how long some of the most common litter items found on beaches are predicted to last in our environment. As part of this interactive activity you will match up the item to how long you think it will last…before finding the shocking truth!
Did you know that Leatherback turtles are regular visitors to our cool UK seas? The largest of the marine turtles, reaching up to about three metres in length, they are frequently spotted during the summer when they come to feed on their favourite food, jellyfish.
Join us to find out more cool facts about turtles and meet Tallulah, our life-sized inflatable leatherback.
Wet wipe Monsters
Wet wipes might be nice on your face or bum, but flush them and things turn nasty. Generally containing plastic, these wipes combine with other unflushable items to block sewers which causes nasty floods and costly repairs. These ‘monsters’ also find their way onto beaches and into the sea – not nice for beach goers or sea life. See the Wet wipes Turn Nasty Film
Join us to meet our three wetwipe monsters and take part in our children’s competition to name the monsters! To get involved in our campaign, visit www.wetwipesturnnasty.com