What’s On?

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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 and our meeting, but please check the events list as this may vary.

Full event list 2020 – a downloadable version of our event list is coming soon – 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 18s 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

Love Your Beach Day – Beach clean

Friday 14th February, 11:00am – 12:30pm Millendreath What better way to show your love for the beaches this Valentine’s Day than to join our friendly group to clean a local Beach? The kit is provided, all we ask is that you come along in suitable clothing and footwear. Under 18s
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Talk and Meeting: Research and Conservation of the World’s Largest Fish

Tuesday 18th February, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Meet at the Crew Room – upstairs atEast Looe RNLI Station Whale shark research is still in its infancy, however, new technologies and dedicated research have allowed us to better understand the behaviour and the whereabouts of these fish. S
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February Half Term Rockpool Ramble

Sunday 23rd February, 11:00am – 1:00pm  Meet at Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station  The first rock-pooling session of the year! Join us to explore the fascinating rocky shore and learn about the interesting flora and fauna at this event for all of the family. We ask un
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Beach Clean

Sunday 8th March, 11:00am – 1:00pm Seaton (near Looe), meet in the café carpark 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 footw
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Free Volunteer Training: Intertidal Identification for Beginners

Saturday 14th March, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Hannafore beach, 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, this free event is for you. Our resident rockpoo
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AGM and Sea Turtle Conservation Talk by Professor Brendan Godley

Tuesday 17th March, 6.00pm Hannafore Point Hotel, West Looe   2019 is Brendan’s 30th year working on sea turtles around the world. In the last 5 years, one of his key areas of interest has been research on levels of marine plastic interaction of sea turtles, marine mammals and sh
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Riverfly Training

Sunday 22nd March, 10:00am -4:00pm Meet at Kensey Vale Bowls Club, Launceston Booking essential – see below. Want to get involved in a long-running citizen science project that’s helping to keep Looe’s bathing water quality good? Then the Looe & Liskeard Yellow Fish Project
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Extreme Beach Clean

Saturday 28th March, 12:00 midday-3:00pm Meet at Millendreath Join Looe Marine Conservation Group for our extreme beach clean from Millendreath Beach, west along the coast towards Plaidy beach. We will be scrambling along the coast collecting litter we find from in between nooks and c
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Easter Rockpool Ramble

Thursday 9th April, 1.00pm – 3.00pm Meet at Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station  If you’ve ever wondered about what lives in the rockpools near you, come along to our rockpool ramble and find out! Join our local experts to discover the many creatures that await. E
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Basking Sharks Talk and Meeting

Tuesday 21st April, 6:00pm – 8:30pm  Meet at the Crew Room, upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station   The second largest fish in the world, the mighty basking shark has long been part of our native wildlife. Yet within living memory, this harmless leviathan was hunted almost to locali
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Mid-May Rockpool Ramble

Saturday 9th May, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 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 educational ev
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Seaweed Identification for Beginners – Member Event

Sunday 10th May, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station We invite Looe Marine Conservation Group members to join local expert and LMCG volunteer Sue Pybus to learn more about the incredible variety of seaweeds around our coast, their importance in the marin
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Talk and Meeting: ‘What do marine biologists actually do? …Birds, boats, vans and sheep rustling.’

Tuesday 19th May, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Meet at the Crew Room, upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station This talk takes a sideways look at a somewhat haphazard career in marine science. It includes a look at a proposed tidal power barrage in the Severn Estuary; pollution of our estuaries and coas
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Walking Beach Clean

Saturday 6th June, 11:00am – 1:00pm Meet at the Downderry slip Come and join us for a fun walk along the coast. We’ll be collecting litter as we walk and looking out for any wildlife we might come across. Equipment will be provided! Make sure to bring a bottle of water, sun block and
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Looe Marine Conservation Group Meeting

Tuesday 18th June, 6:00pm – 7:00pm In the Crew Room, upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station All welcome at our friendly monthly meetings. A great chance to come along and find out what we’re up to, get to know like-minded people and learn how you could get involved with our work. Ne
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Snorkel Safari

Radical Rockpooling

Saturday 27th June, 11:30am – 2:30pm Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station Booking essential. Age and other restrictions apply – please see below. Do you like to pop on a snorkel and mask to explore gullies, inlets and rocky reefs? Then this is the activity fo
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Night Rockpooling

Night Rockpooling

Friday 17th July, 9:00pm – 11:00pm Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station Booking essential – see below Rockpooling is cool but even better in the dark! What wonderful and weird creatures will we find? Join the Your Shore Beach Rangers team as we explore the rockpool
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Looe Marine Conservation Group Meeting

Tuesday 21st July, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Meet at the Crew Room, upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station All are very welcome at our regular monthly meetings. Come along to meet our volunteers, find out about our work and to get involved. For more information, contact us on looevmca@gmail.com Lea
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National Marine Week Takeover – DAY 1: Junk Percussion Workshop

Sunday 2nd August, 11:00am – 4:00 pm  Heritage Centre, Old Sardine Factory Join us to create your own musical instrument out of recycled plastic and sea debris, and join in our percussion workshop, to prepare, practice and perform with your instruments, as part of our Fantastic
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National Marine Week Takeover: DAY 2 – Crabbing competition

Monday 3rd August, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Heritage Centre, Old Sardine Factory, West Looe Quay Join local marine biologists as we delve into the fascinating life of crabs on the penultimate day of the National Marine Week Takeover at the Heritage Centre! The day will comprise of tal
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