Update & Change of Plan for Discovery Bay – British Science Week

12 March 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

DISCOVERY BAY goes WALKABOUT!
 
We have made the decision to take this Sunday’s British Science Week event outdoors because the usual close handling and sharing of our amazing specimens and scientific equipment is probably best left until the current public health situation has improved.
 
So! Rather than invite you to come and explore our pop-up natural history collection indoors, why not help us ADD to our curious and frankly spectacular collection outdoors instead!
 
We’ll head out on a real-life ecological survey-beach-comb-fossil-walk where we’ll scan the beach for new specimens for our collection and learn more about the Bay’s dynamic coastal environment. Goose barnacles and pink cuttlefish, fool’s gold and flints, who knows what we might find!
 
We’ll start and finish at Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown and once our walk is over, make the most of your visit to head in and explore Sandown’s fabulous Dinosaur museum for yourselves.
 
MEET DINOSAUR ISLE main entrance at 10.30am
WALK to Yaverland Beach & return by 1pm
 
*The walk is on sandy beaches with some steps so accessibility is limited for wheelchairs/pushchairs and it’s still wintry out there despite the daffs so wear wellies or comfy shoes and wrap up warm please!
 
**Please be aware when we say that our coastal environment is dynamic, we mean it really is dynamic!  Make sure to stay clear of the cliffs when you’re out and about.
 
This is a free event but please note that normal fees apply for entry to Dinosaur Isle if you are visiting the museum after your walk with us.
 
Free parking is available at Dinosaur Isle’s car park at the moment but if you’re local, why not walk or cycle to us instead!
 
For updates follow https://www.facebook.com/events/1026097561108728/ and keep an eye on The Common Space (@thebaytcs) and @ShapingTheBay or contact claire@arc-consulting.co.uk.