About the event
Shoresearch is a great way to contribute to the protection of your local marine environment whilst learning about all the things that live on the seashore.
The Shoresearch surveys take place at a variety of sites around the coast to record all the species and habitats we find. At some sites, we also undertake some more in-depth surveying, such as quantitative transect and quadrat surveys, alongside the usual recording. This enables us to assess more accurately the relative richness of our shores, and to provide a better measure of change over time.
Shoresearch events run by Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT) throughout the year will give you plenty of opportunities to have fun identifying and recording animals and plants in their habitats on the shore, and meet new and interesting people. The information that we gather in the surveys is used to help build our knowledge of the wildlife that lives on the shores around Kent, which will help promote its conservation.
Know before you go
Most of the sites involve boulders, slippery seaweed, or areas of uneven ground, therefore we require that all of our Shoresearch volunteers are relatively physically fit and don’t have balance issues. Volunteers need to be comfortable being outside in sometimes cold, wet weather.
Wheelchair accessNot suitable for wheelchair users
What to bring
Water to drink
Suncream/sunhat in summer