Saturday, 22 October 2016

MP Tim Loughton unveils new signage on the nature reserve

Local MP Tim Loughton unveiled the new education and awareness signage on Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve - part of the 10 year anniversary of the reserve.

The unveiling commenced at 10.45am on the eastern end of the nature reserve.

Joy Daintree, the chairperson for Friends of Shoreham Beach, welcomed everyone and spoke about the last 10 years of the reserve - and its achievements.
Joy also spoke about the 10 year celebration and the Heritage Lottery Funding that had funded new information signage and also some educational events - some of which have been discussed in previous posts.
Tim Loughton the cut the ribbon and unveiled the new signs.

Afterwards everyone gathered for a press photograph around the signage.
There are seven new information panels - but only one was official unveiled on the day - as the remaining six were positioned at various entrances to the reserve.
The new signage is very eye catching as well as informative.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Ed Bear helps Ed Wade Martin share his adventures at Cardinal Newman School UK

Hi all

As you know I travelled to the Atlantic Ocean last year as part of the crew on the Moondancer as we sailed south along the eastern seaboard of the Atlantic Ocean. We saw some amazing wildlife and I experienced all sorts of sea and weather conditions and learned first hand where wind comes from, what makes waves, why sea mist forms and much more. You can see this and some of the amazing wildlife we encountered in my earlier blog entries Sept to December 2015.You can also see more at

I arrived back in the UK end of January in time to take part in the Brighton Science festival in February.

Anyway, I went along with Ed Wade Martins, Skipper of the Moondancer, to help him deliver his Key note speech for the Brighton & Hove Environmental Education Project schools conference at Cardinal Newman school. We talked about the sailing trip and about the issues of plastics in the oceans and the whole thing went down really well.

Here is a short video me made at the school. We have lots of great footage of the voyage which we are working on and will have more great stuff to show soon.

In January I will be returning to the Atlantic Ocean with the Moondancer and the rest of the crew for more adventures.