What’s On?

Strawberry anemone

Welcome to our ‘What’s On’ page. Scroll down to read more about our indoor and outdoor activities held throughout the year.

Our meetings are open to everyone and are often preceded by a talk. They are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, upstairs at the RNLI Station, East Looe. We usually start with hot drinks from 6.00pm followed by a talk at 6.30pm and our meeting from 7.30pm, but please check the events list as this may vary.

Full event list 2019 – click here to view – further details are listed for each event below.

Our events are free unless otherwise stated, but donations to the group are very welcome.

All ages are welcome unless otherwise stated, but please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event. No booking is required for most events.

Joining In

Looe Marine Conservation Group is run entirely by volunteers. We’d love to hear from you if you have an interest in marine wildlife and would like to help out at our events or in any other way. No experience or knowledge is required as we provide training. New Members are always welcome – find out more here.



Looe Marine Conservation Group Events

Spiny starfish

Looe Marine Discovery Day

When: Saturday 17th August, 10.00am  – 4.00pm Where: East Looe Seafront Join the RSPB, Looe Marine Conservation Group & many more to celebrate all things marine and learn about our oceans. Activities include: – Beach-combing (11:00) – Rockpool ramble (13:00) R
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Meeting

When:  Tuesday 20th August, 18:00 – 19:00 Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station Looe Marine Conservation Group monthly meeting. All welcome.
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Summer rockpool ramble 2 - Painted topshell

Summer Rockpool Ramble 2

When:  Friday 30th August, 11:30 – 13:30 Where: Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station  Come and join local experts as we explore the rocky shore, finding lots of the amazing critters that live on it! Learn about starfish, crabs, fish, anemones and lots more at this educat
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Beach clean, Picnic, Swim

Beach Clean, Picnic, Swim

When:  Sunday 15th September, 11:00 – 14:00 Where: Portnadler, meet at Hannafore fields gates Join us for this fun and healthy social event. Walk along the coast path from Hannafore to Port Nadler where we will do a beach clean and relax on the beach/ have a swim, before bringing the
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2020 Events Planning Meeting

When:  Tuesday 17th September, 18:00 – 21:00 Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station
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Cornish Marine SightingsMarine Sightings

Talk & Meeting: Cornish Wildlife Sightings

When: Tuesday 15th October, 10:00 – 20:30  Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station The fantastic Abby Crosby from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust will tell us about the incredible Cornish wildlife sightings we’ve had in recent years, from the usual to the strange!
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October rockpooling

Half Term Rockpool Ramble

When:  Saturday 26th October, 10:00 – 12:00 Where: Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station  Come and join local experts as we explore the rocky shore, finding lots of the amazing critters that live on it! Learn about starfish, crabs, fish, anemones and lots more at this edu
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Cuttlefish hunting in seagrass. Photo by Paul Naylor

Talk & Meeting: Paul Naylor – The Colourful Lives of Sea Creatures Close to Our Shores

When: Tuesday 19th November, 18:00 – 20:30 Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station From spectacular colour-shifting cuttlefish to self-decorating crabs and fish that build intricate nests, the animals that live in our seagrass beds and the undersea plains, reefs and shores nearby, ar
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Christmas Social Event

When: TBC Where: TBC Very open to any ideas you may have on where to celebrate Christmas 2019!
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Past event: Seaweed Jelly Bonanza in Looe

When: Tuesday 28 May 12.30 – 4.30 pm Where:  Old Sardine Factory Heritage Centre, West Looe, PL13  2BZ Come and join us on May 28 for the launch of our #throwjellynotballoons campaign. We’re holding a Seaweed Jelly Bonanza to encourage the use of environmentally benign jel
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Love Your Beach. Beach clean

Past Event: Love Your Beach Day

Thursday 14th February, 14:15 – 16:15 Millendreath What better way to show your love for the beaches this Valentine’s Day than to join our friendly group to clean Millendreath Beach near Looe? The kit is provided, all we ask is that you come along in suitable clothing and footwear. Un
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Septimus - talk and meeting

Past Event: Talk & Meeting: Septimus: Life, Death and Immortality

Tuesday 19th February, 18:00 – 20:30 Meet at: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station Come and meet Septimus ‘some seal’. At 2.4m, Septimus was the third longest dead seal ever washed up dead in Cornwall! He is a world unique resource with an amazing, shocking and chilling story to tell abo
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February half-term rock pool ramble

Past Event: Half Term Rockpool Ramble

Thursday 21st February, 12:00 – 14:00  Meet at Hannafore beach, West Looe, below the coastguard station Come and join local experts as we explore the rocky shore, finding lots of the amazing critters that live on it! Learn about starfish, crabs, fish, anemones and lots more at this ed
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Pub Science

Past event: Pub Science Event

When: Friday 1st March, TBC Where: Roundabout Pub, Plymouth Izzy and Luis from the University of Plymouth are drawing up plans to run a pub science event, similar to the format adopted by ‘pint of science’. The aim is to get local people and students chatting in an informal setting ab
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A Plastic Ocean

Past Events: A Plastic Ocean Screening

Thursday 7th March, 19:00 The Community Hall at Looe Children’s Centre Plastic pollution has effected the oceans in unimaginable ways, but there is still time to stop it. A Plastic Ocean brings together scientists, journalists and filmmakers as they explore the great gyres of ou
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Downderry beach clean

Past Event: Beach Clean

Saturday 9th March, 14:00 – 16:00 Downderry Want to play your part in cleaning up the oceans? Well there’s no better place to start than at your local beach clean! The kit is provided, all we ask is that you come along in suitable clothing and footwear. Under 18s must be accompanied b
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A sting in the polyps

Past Event – Talk & Meeting: A Sting in the Polyps

Tuesday 19th March, 18:00 – 20:30 Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station Matt Slater from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be diving into the world of Cnidarians! The group of organisms range from jellyfish to anemones and are frequently found at our rockpool rambles. This illustrat
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Intertidal identification course

Past event: Intertidal Identification for Beginners

Saturday 23rd March, 12:00 – 14:00  Hannafore beach, West Looe, meet below the coastguard station  If you’d like to help at our ever-popular school holiday rockpooling events, brush up on your skills, or find out more about marine wildlife so you can help record what’s out there, this
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Easter rockpool ramble

Past event: Easter Rockpool Ramble

When: Monday 8th April, 14:00 – 16:00 Where: Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station  Come and join local experts as we explore the rocky shore, finding lots of the amazing critters that live on it! Learn about starfish, crabs, fish, anemones and lots more at this education
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Easter Beach Clean

Past Event: Easter Beach Clean

When: Sunday 14th April, 11:00 – 13:00 Where: Seaton Beach Want to play your part in cleaning up the oceans? Well there’s no better place to start than at your local beach clean! The kit is provided, all we ask is that you come along in suitable clothing and footwear. Under 18s must b
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