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Bioblitz by the Sea

Saturday 10th August 2024
Meet outside Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 5SS
Various times between 11am-4pm

Follow event links for tickets and details.

 

Fringe by the Sea Official Charity Partner, Scottish Seabird Centre are excited to be teaming up with scientists and nature organisations from around Scotland to deliver Bioblitz by the Sea, an action-packed celebration of marine and coastal wildlife. We will work together to discover and record as many animals and plants as possible, and we need your help! Come and join us for a mix of bookable and drop-in activities, outdoor events and talks that will help you to discover and protect our amazing marine environment. Look around our information stands and hear from experts about how collecting data can help to protect wildlife and wild places.

Drop-in to the Scottish Seabird Centre anytime between 11.00AM-4.00PM to explore information stalls and family-friendly activities hosted by the Scottish Seabird Centre team and other brilliant environmental organisations. Help contribute to species records by borrowing equipment and identification guides to help you set off in search of your own species.

Birds for Beginners
Join our Conservation Officer for a relaxing 45-minute bird-watching tour along the coast to find out more about the seabirds, shorebirds, and garden birds that can be spotted around Scotland. Suitable for adults/older children.
SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE 11.00AM (45 MIN) £5

Mini Rockpool Ramble
Discover the amazing wildlife that can be found in the rockpools of North Berwick! Enjoy a brief talk followed by a guided ramble along the nearby rocky shore. You’ll be amazed by the variety of life and the different adaptations of the creatures you meet. Ages 5+.
SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE 12.00PM (45 MIN) £5

Coastal Plants for Beginners
Join North Berwick in Bloom to discover the wildflowers of the Scottish coast in this outdoor session for beginners. Learn how to identify some of Scotland’s coastal wildflowers, discover why they are important for people, and learn more about the role that they play in the wider ecosystem.
SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE 1.00PM (45 MIN) FREE/TICKETED

Seaweed Search
Join the Marine Conservation Society for a closer look at seaweeds, our ocean superheroes. Enjoy an introduction to the Big Seaweed Search, an easy-to-follow citizen science survey, and learn how why it’s important to keep track of seaweeds around the UK and what they can tell us about our changing climate. Head down onto the shore to explore and record the seaweeds you spot there, plus any other exciting rockpool creatures. Ages 13+.
SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE 12.00PM (45 MIN) FREE/TICKETED

Whale and Dolphin Watching for Beginners
Ever spotted a fin in the water and wondered what it was? Join us to learn more about some of the amazing whale, dolphin, and porpoise species found around the Scottish coast and discover how our partners at Whale and Dolphin Conservation are working to protect them.
SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE 3.00PM (45 MIN) FREE/TICKETED

 

 

 

 

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