August kicked off with Marine Week and Explore the Seafloor ran two special events at coastal Wildlife Trust centres to mark this annual celebration of the sea.

 On Saturday the 7th of August Explore the Seafloor ran a hands-on workshop at the Kent Wildife Trust’s Reculver Nature Park, near Herne Bay.  The centre is an excellent venue for us as it already has great information about the archaeology and history of its surrounding area, from the Ice Age to World War II.  Visitors enjoyed handling some artefacts that date to the information at the centre, including a mammoth’s tooth and the remains of a World War II machine gun.

On Sunday the 8th of August we journeyed on to Colchester and Essex Wildilfe Trust’s Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve.  It was a beautiful sunny day and so we set up outside and had lots of families stopping off to play before they took a walk around the beautiful nature reserve.  Visitor’s particularly enjoyed the dressing up and we have some great photographs of the day – check out our photograph albums on our Facebook pages.

 Overall the weekend was a great success and Explore the Seafloor would like to thank both centres for being so enthusiastic and welcoming.