"A fun alternative to Coastal Foraging. Perfect for big and little kids."
This is the "Haribo" of activities because it's loved by kids and grown-ups alike. It's a great opportunity to go exploring, perfect for anyone with a keen sense of adventure. Have fun finding and learning about the bizarre and exciting creatures that live in our incredible rockpools. Yes, anybody can go rock-pooling without a guide, but after years studying this wonderful environment and then teaching sessions like this, you really begin to see that people miss at least 70% of the unique and interesting life in these unique ecosystem.
Without an experienced guide, it's easy not to fully understand the ecosystem, or spend an hour trying to catch that one tiny fish that always gets away.
What to expect...
This 2-hour course will begin with your guide Dan, meeting you at a specially selected, pre-determined location. You will be given a safety briefing and an introduction to what the course will entail. After the initial introductions are out of the way, then the real fun can begin! You will be lead across one of our picturesque beaches, to the best rockpools by your guide, who will be showing you what to look for and the different habitats that each creature can be found in.
A typical Rockpool Safari Course will cover the following topics:
Different Types of Fish - Crustaceans - Starfish - Molluscs - Seaweeds - Worms
Sustainable Rockpooling - Habitat Identification -
Tidal Awareness & Safety
We will provide any necessary equipment, but feel free to bring refreshments and a camera to capture the memories! Sensible footwear and weather-appropriate clothing are a must for this course. Please note that public facilities are not available at all locations.
The course is open to people of all ages (under 16's must have an adult present)