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Social distance and discover nature with the Rock Pool Project

We know what you need to do this summer!

Rock Pool!!!!

Check out how you can get involved with our fun citizen science projects.

Rockpool Biodiversity

Calling all rockpool enthusiasts!

We are looking for volunteers to help us develop a brand new rock pool biodiversity survey.  If you would like to get out and join the Rock Pool Project at any point in June and July let us know! The nature of the surveys may change as we continue to follow government guidance.

The new survey will be both fun and challenging. We want to try out some different ideas and get your feedback on what works best.

The project is open to adults. No previous experience is required. Surveys will cover a wide range of species and you will need your own rock pool wildlife field guide. If you need to buy a field guide, check out out book reviews for our suggestions.

You will develop your ID skills during the project. We have survey sites throughout Cornwall and Devon (see Resources), and we are more than happy to add additional sites, so you will be able to take part at a beach near you.

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If you would like to sign up or hear more information please register your interest on the adjacent form.

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Wildlife discovery together

Now that the lock down restrictions allow, we are looking for families to join our first coordinated rock pooling event of 2020.

Surveys will take place over the weekend of the 6th/7th June immediately prior to low tide (12:02 & 12:47 in Falmouth). Surveys are simple and fun with different versions available for younger children.

We will be assigning household to our different survey sites on a first come first served basis. So check out the map at the bottom of this page and let us know which site or sites you would prefer.

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Our Survey Sites:

Maps for individual sites

Please contact us on info@therockpoolproject.co.uk if you would like to survey a site and it’s map is not currently available.

Biodiversity Surveys​

Identification sheets: