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A coastal and marine educational network for the UK, summer 2008

A coastal and marine educational network for the UK, summer 2008

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Published by: CoastNet on Jan 06, 2009
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A coastal and marine education network for the UK

Theresa Redding takes a look at CoastNet’s new education network.


oastNet has been involved in, and committed to, coastal and marine education since its beginnings in 1996. To ensure that our coasts and seas are sustainable, careful management is needed. And to get our communities involved in coastal governance locally, an awareness and understanding about coastal and marine issues both nationally and locally is vital. That’s where the new coastal and marine education network comes in – helping an army of coastal and marine educators with a similar aim share new innovative ways to encourage learning and motivation in people to find out more about the coast. CoastNet has recognised the need for a coastal and marine educators network since the 1990s when it worked on a number of education initiatives,

including its practical guide to marine and coastal interpretation techniques, Ship to Shore, its 2000 conference that explored various educational approaches in the coastal and marine sectors, its partnership with River Ocean in 2005 on Low Tide Day, its regional workshops in 2006 to share activity ideas among other coastal and marine communicators and the publication of a ‘tool kit’ of resources for coastal and marine educators (see photo box).

To search for information and publications and to upload information our Coastal Portal, Coastweb, now has a specific ‘coastal and marine education’ subject area. Go to: www.coastweb.info To access the Coastal and Marine Education forum and communicate with other go to coastal educators www.coastnet.org.uk and click on ‘Marine education’. CoastNet is also organising a specific coastal and marine education conference in the Autumn. To join the educators network and for more information about the coastal and marine education conference, contact Theresa Redding: Theresa.redding@coastnet.org.uk

The coastal and marine education network
This new coastal and marine education network is intended to provide a place for those involved in coastal communication and education to share ideas, ask specific questions to fellow professionals, find latest publications on the subject and post their own documents onto the site. The network consists of the following sites:

CoastNet: supporting marine and coastal education since 1996

Coastal and marine educators at work – Low Tide Day 2005

CoastNet staff at an education event in Devonport, Plymouth June 2008

CoastNet education team members ‘role play’ May 2008

2007 Publication of Dive straight in, a practical ‘dip-in’ guide for engaging the public in coastal and marine issues 2005 Low Tide Day 2006 Public engagement workshop

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