Primary School Visits to Seaton Jurassic

A visit to Seaton Jurassic is a perfect way to bring learning to life. We offer a range of sessions linked to the curriculum and example programmes can be found below. We aim for all young people to come away having experienced the wonders of the natural world, past and present, in a fun, hands on and engaging way. We can now also offer outreach sessions to your school.

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Seaton Jurassic Experience

Explore the Coasts

Travel through time from the Victorian age of discovery to the Jurassic marine environment and emerge shrunken in our present day rock pool area. Then explore the garden which represents a range of habitats from the local area. Find out how living things have adapted and survived to be part of our natural heritage today.

Duration: approx. 1.5hrs+

Cost: £3 per child

Devon’s coast is alive with a whole host of exciting and interesting wildlife. Enjoy exploring Seaton’s rock pools and learn to identify marine wildlife using ID guides. Discover the adaptations and survival strategies of rock pool creatures and compare them to their Jurassic ancestors.

Duration: approx 1.5-2.5 hrs. (Tide dependent)

Cost: £3 per child

Fascinating Fossils

Living Things and Habitats

Discover the life story of Mary Anning and how her discoveries changed geology and science forever. Explore our garden as a palaeontologist and piece together our mysterious marine reptile. Find out how fossils are formed, what they tell us about Seaton’s past and make your own fossil to take away.

Duration: approx. 1.5hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Explore our garden and wildlife area to discover the hidden world of tiny creatures. Through activities, games and investigation, learn how to classify living things and discover the diversity of creatures in different habitats along the coast.

Duration: approx. 1.5 hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Magnificent Marine

Coastal Change

Devon’s marine life is a diverse array of creatures with amazing adaptations, from hypnotising cuttlefish to shell-drilling dog whelks. Find out about the different adaptions marine creatures have through games and activities, investigate mysterious objects found on the beach and find out how each of these creatures is interconnected in a giant food web. Create your own marine creature and find out what we can do to protect marine life! Suitable for all ages.

Duration: approx. 1.5 hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Visit our local beach and explore Seaton’s coast to discover the importance of our coastline and what we can do to protect it. Find out how pebbles were created from our ancient cliffs and travelled for miles along the Jurassic Coast. Create your own beach profile of the natural and man-made features of Seaton.

Photo credit- Jurassic Coast Trust

Duration: approx 1.5-2.5 hrs.

Cost: £3 per child

Exploring Evolution

The Victorian era saw many great discoveries and developments in science. One of these was the theory of evolution, a concept formed by Charles Darwin. Through activities, games and investigation, discover the remarkable story of how Darwin developed the theory of evolution and how it has helped us explain the diversity of life on Earth.

Duration: approx. 1.5hrs

Cost: £3 per child

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