Venue

Princess Pavilion & Gyllyngdune Gardens

41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR

Falmouth, England, GB, TR11 4AR

Join us for a day of community action, biodiversity discovery, and raising awareness about climate change impacts on our local ecosystems.

A celebration of our National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Blue Recovery project!

🌊 Dive into the Ultimate Falmouth Coastal Challenge! πŸ•’

Get ready for a thrilling adventure as we embark on a race against time to uncover the hidden coastal treasures of Falmouth! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒΏ

🌟 Experience the Coastal Marvels:

Join us for an exhilarating six-hour quest to discover as many coastal species as possible! It’s a race to discover the incredible biodiversity that our oceans hold. πŸšπŸ¦€πŸŸ

🌏 Explore the Impact of Climate Change with Marine Experts:

Our journey doesn’t stop there! Get ready to soak up knowledge from the foremost experts in marine biology and climate change. Discover firsthand how local species are battling the impacts of climate change in our changing world.

🐚 Family-Friendly Fun and Marine Magic Await:

But that’s not all! Immerse yourself in a world of marine wonder with engaging stalls and family-friendly activities, brought to you by local marine organizations. 🌊 Marine wildlife fun for all ages!

🌟 Special Guests Speakers:

🌊 World-famous marine conservationist Professor Callum Roberts!

“The Convex Seascape Survey: Discovering how healthy ocean life can slow climate change”

Professor Callum Roberts is widely recognized for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at understanding and protecting the world’s oceans. His work has encompassed many aspects of marine biology, including the study of marine ecosystems, the impact of overfishing, and the importance of marine protected areas.

His notable achievements include his research on marine reserves and their effectiveness in preserving biodiversity and restoring fish populations. His books, including “The Unnatural History of the Sea” and “Ocean of Life: How Our Seas are Changing,” have helped raise awareness about the critical issues facing our oceans and the urgent need for conservation efforts.

🌏 Cornwall Climate Care’s ‘Under the Surface’ short film: presented by Mark Grantham

Cornwall Climate Care are an award-winning charity documenting climate change in Cornwall. This film features interviews with marine experts talking about the impacts of a changing climate on Cornwall’s basking sharks, plankton, seals and seabirds – but also looking at positive stories about local projects to restore the marine environment, which could help to protect us from the worst effects of climate change.

Mark Grantham is a sea bird expert bast at the British Trust for Ornithology. Mark has been involved in seabird monitoring for over 30 years, whether scaling cliffs in the middle of the north Atlantic to access Gannet colonies, kayaking out to colour ring Cornish Kittiwakes or GPS-tracking gulls caught our rings on ice cream parlours in St Ives. He’s worked for the British Trust for Ornithology for over 25 years, now from home in Stithians.

After the screening Mark will answer your question regarding the film and on the impact of climate change on our local coastal environment.

πŸ”¬ The Rock Pool Project’s Dr Ben Holt

CEO & Co-Founder of the Rock Pool Project, Dr Ben Holt is a prominent marine ecologist, specialising in citizen science – empowering people of all ages to collect vital information about the environment which can be used for scientific studies. Ben has trained and led hundreds of members of the public to survey our coastlines and contribute meaningfully to marine science and conservation.

🎫 Registration:

Participation is free, but we kindly ask that you register in advance to help us plan for a successful event and allow us to contact you for event updates. Many of the activities will have limited capacity and we will release sign up details prior to the main event.

NB Attendess are not required to attend for the entire event and are welcome to come and go throughout the day.

Live Streaming:

This is a dual event with our Plymouth hub also running the Changing Tide Bioblitz at their location in Mount Batten. We will be live streaming the both events on our YouTube channel (and/or Facebook page). The live streaming will alternate between Falmouth and Plymouth throughout the day.

Funding:

This event and the entire Blue Recovery project was made possible by the amazing support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We are also extremely grateful for the support this event has received from Local Storytelling Exchange.