Secondary School Visits

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 explore the ecology, geology and history of the Jurassic Coast. If you have a particular area of the Biology or Geography curriculum you would like to cover, please contact us to discuss how we can best meet your requirements. We can now also offer outreach sessions to your school.

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Seaton Jurassic Experience

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. 1.5+ hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Fossil Investigation

Discover the life story of Mary Anning and how her discoveries changed geology and science forever. Find out how fossils are formed, what they tell us about Seaton’s past and make your own fossil to take away. Investigate mystery fossils and use them to determine the adaptations of pre-historic animals.

Duration: approx. 1.5 hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Coastal Management

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. Carry out a scientific experiment to test the influence of longshore drift. Create your own beach profile of the natural and man-made features of Seaton.

Photo credit- Jurassic Coast Trust

Duration: 1.5-2.5hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Rocky Shore Investigation


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. Find out how biotic and abiotic factors affect the distribution of species on the rocky shore.

Duration: approx. 2.5hrs

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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