How can we top 2010? Well, it already is looking like a great year for the sea and our oceans!
We have already seen the brilliant success of "Hugh's Fish Fight". It was an incredibly encouraging programme. It supported what I thought was true - the general public really want to understand and learn about our seas and that they also want to support it's conservation. Hugh's crew did a fantastic job to educate and allow people the chance to support the fight against discards. Now that the marine environment has been put into the public arena like this, I hope that there will be a continued interest and opportunities of learning for the public. TV has a responsibility to do great things for our society and community - Big Fish Fight showed us that they have the power to really achieve this.
What's on in 2011.
The season begins with a workshop with a group of children from Plymouth's Youth Service. I look forward to taking them out this week and making some short films for them to keep as a momento!
March 15th Talk at Devon Maritime Forum.
I have been asked to run a talk about the value of marine education in Devon and nationally. I am looking forward to promoting the value of marine education and to meeting Tim Maddams from Hugh's fish fight who will be serving up some sustainable mackerel buns!
BBC Springwatch 2011.
Very happy to say that I have been asked to run another film for BBC Springwatch. I will post more details of this as the story unfolds...
BBC Coast 2011.
I have also been in discussion with the BBC Coast crew and hope to be running a film for them in the early Summer. Watch this space...
Aune Conservation Association, 2011. "Moor to Sea" Workshop & Competition.
The Aune Conservation Association have kindly considered supporting a second round of workshops for schools within the Avon Catchment...details to follow.
Summer Workshops 2011.
Shortly, I will post details of events for the Summer 2011 season. An opportunity to come and have a guided tour of our amazing intertidal rockpools. I can't wait to get my feet wet again! Hopefully with a little less rain than last season... although it didn't seem to put people off!
I will continue to run quarterly beach cleans and will post details of them. It's a great day out on the beach, very satisfying and a nice social - come and join us!
Learn To Sea looks forward to a great 2011 season of rockpooling and enjoying our lovely British coastline!