This year for National Marine Week we are asking people to explore their relationship with the sea.

Many aspects of our everyday lives have a negative effect on our seas so we are asking members to take action to help marine wildlife.

We will be asking you to pledge to make one (or more!) of these small changes for wildlife, and share on social media using  #TheSeaAndMe

Pledge 1 

 Pledge to reduce, reuse, recycle! 

Pledge 2

Click here to become a friend

Pledge to be a MCZ friend 

Pledge 3

P le dge to shop smart 

Pledge 4

Pledg e to pick it up! 

Pledge 5

P ledge to love the sea!

There are a whole host of Wildlife Trust events happening up and down the country to dip your toes into... 

•  Beach Clean
Northumberland Wildlife Trust 28/07
Marine litter is a real problem for our marine wildlife. Help turn the tide on marine litter, join us and make a real difference for wildlife.

Whale and Dolphin Watching Weekend
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust 05/08
Come along and join in as we watch the sea for whales, dolphins and porpoises at Skegness Pier.

Whale and Dolphin Watching Weekend
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust 05/08
Come along and join in as we watch the sea for whales, dolphins and porpoises at the Round-and-Round Hide at Anderby Creek .

Picnic with a Porpoise
North Wales Wildlife Trust 31/07
Enjoy a relaxing sea watch with your picnic at this prime location for porpoises and sea birds. Information on recent sightings and help with identification from Dawn Thomas, NWWT's Living Seas Awareness Officer.  

Horrible Beasts up the Creek Cornwall Wildlife Trust 10/08
An extreme rockpool ramble finding all things slimy and squidgy in Falmouth Harbour. 

Beached Art Festival
Cumbria Wildlife Trust 30/07
Annual beach event, featuring the popular sand sculpture competition

Mammal Watch at Magilligan BioBlit
Ulster Wildlife Trust 29/07
Ulster Wildlife, Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group kick off National marine week with a marine mammal watch at Magilligan.

Coastal Foraging, Groomsport
Ulster Wildlife Trust 03/08
Join Ulster Wildlife for National Marine Week as Forage Ireland’s Dermot Hughes takes us on a coastal foraging walk. Find out what’s good to eat on our shore... and what isn’t!

Marine Life Past and Present
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust 28/07
Join us and members of the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust as we go in search of marine life past and present.

Beachcombing
Essex Wildlife Trust 27/07
Come along and explore the shore on our stretch of private beach. This is a special event as the beach is normally not accessible to the public.

Marine Mayhem 
Norfolk Wildlife Trust 05/08
Free crafts and activities all day at the centre exploring the crazy underwater world and the animals that live in the deep blue sea.

Wild Beach
Sussex Wildlife Trust 28/07
Celebrate Marine Week with some fabulous beach activities: rock pooling, kite-making and other fun stuff!

Guided Bird Walks
Cumbria Wildlife Trust 30/07
You can know everything or nothing about coastal birds to come on these bird walks! All you need are waterproofs and sturdy shoes.

Something Fishy
Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01/08
Activity morning for unaccompanied children. Marine themed event for National Marine week. Find out about sea fish and other sea life.

•  Seaquest National Whale and Dolphin Week with Sea Watch Foundation
Cornwall Wildlife Trust 29/07
Join marine experts throughout the week at different locations around the Cornish coast to celebrate Sea Watch Foundation’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch.

Cave and Rockpool Exploring
Ulster Wildife Trust 04/08
Explore the famous Cushendun caves with a local expert. 

•  Undersea Crafts
Kent Wildlife Trust 02/08
Join the Guardians of the Deep project officer for some outdoor craft activities on a marine theme.

•  Strandline Searching
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales 27/08
Discuss the treasures found on our shores, both natural and man-made at the Discovery Room. Then comb the beaches, searching for everything from mermaid’s purses to seaglass.

•  Welly Walk
Lancashire Wildlife Trust 03/08
Get your welly's on as we explore beautiful Formby Beach and its sea edge for sealife! 

Beach Schools
Durham Wildlife Trust 02/08
Join us for some summer fun out exploring our coast with different activities aimed for children over 5. Activities planned around weather and tide.

Plentiful Plankton
Manx Wildlife Trust 04/08
An opportunity for secondary students to expand their marine skills as we study marine life under the microscope.

Splash of Colour - Free Wild Art Day
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust 29/07
Come and discover the secrets of the Solent and be inspired by artworks from Portsmouth City Museum and make your own marine masterpieces.

•  Spurn Safari 
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust 29/07
Join us on a special tour of Spurn and the lighthouse. Travel in comfort along Spurn in our unimog and get to the top of the lighthouse.

•  National Whale and Dolphin Watch
Yorshire Wildlife Trust 30/7
Join us as we watch for whales and dolphins from our Flamborough Cliffs reserve.

For more events listings click here

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