Guest Blog – Kate Wright captures our coast
03.01.2017 by Alex Berry
As direct channel manager, I work closely with the Kingston Community team, and you’ll often see me out and about at our events.
Last week, my family and I took advantage of the sunny weather, and headed off to Filey Brigg to support Capturing our Coast.
Capturing our Coast run projects across the country which aim to find out more about the species that live in our seas and how we can protect them.
We became ‘Citizen Scientists’ for the day which is all about members of the public contributing to scientific knowledge and discovery by collecting data, or by analysing and interpreting findings.
Tasked with finding as many living creatures as possible, we saw limpets, crabs, sea hares, shrimps and barnacles to name but a few! And of course, periwinkles which were a particular favourite of my daughter, Darcy.
We were made aware of this project by two Kingston Unity members, and although the little ones were cautious at first, they soon gathered plenty of species for the experts to identify. It was a brilliant day out for the family.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you can find more information at capturingourcoast.co.uk. If you would like to join the Kingston Community team at an event like this email [email protected] to register your interest.