Brighton & Hove environmental education

Living Coast Day


Our local area, a designated UNESCO Biosphere reserve, has recently unveiled its new identity: The Living Coast. In celebration of the new name we are running a Living Coast Day for schools on Tuesday 18th July, from 10am – 2pm.

We hope this will be a treat for those children who have shown a keen interest in eco-matters throughout the year, and also a way for them to tell others in their school about the unique and special habitats and species in our city.

We will meet at 10am at Beacon Hub, Rottingdean (near the Rottingdean windmill).

We’ll spend the morning on Beacon Hill nature reserve finding out about the birds, butterflies and wildflowers associated with this chalk grassland.

We’ll then make a short walk down to Ovingdean gap, where we’ll picnic on the beach and spend the afternoon rockpooling, discovering more about the exciting wildlife that lives on the chalk reef.

Transport:  both sites are easily accessed by public buses.  Alternatively, why not ask Bike-it Ben from Sustrans to help you cycle there and back?

Suitable for up to 12 pupils per school (KS2 and KS3).

Please contact Katie for more information and to register your interest in taking part.