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.

Update 23 March 2020: Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, please note that for everyone’s safety, all of our forthcoming events are cancelled or postponed indefinitely. Please check our social media pages for any updates. We are sorry for any disappointment and thank you for your continued support.

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. Please note that these events will now not take place until further notice.

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

Extreme Beach Clean

Postponed Event: AGM

Please note that this event (that was due to take place on Tuesday 17th March, 7.00pm) has been postponed. After some deliberation, we have decided to postpone our AGM indefinitely due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This is certainly unfortunate and we’re sorry for any inconvenien
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Postponed: Riverfly Training

This event was due to place on Sunday 22nd March, 10:00am -4:00pm and has been postponed until further notice. 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 b
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Postponed: Extreme Beach Clean

This event was due to take place on Saturday 28th March, 12:00 midday-3:00pm and has been postponed until further notice. 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
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Cancelled: Easter Rockpool Ramble

This event was due to take place on Thursday 9th April, 1.00pm – 3.00pm and has been cancelled. 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 ou
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Cancelled: Basking Sharks Talk and Meeting

This event was due to take place on Tuesday 21st April, 6:00pm – 8:30pm and has been cancelled. 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
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Cancelled: Mid-May Rockpool Ramble

This event was due to take place on Saturday 9th May, 1:00pm – 3:00pm and has been cancelled subject to any changes in the Coronavirus pandemic situation. Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station  Come and join local experts as we explore the rocky shore, finding lots
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Postponed: Seaweed Identification for Beginners – Member Event

This event was due to take place on Sunday 10th May, 1:30pm – 3:30pm but has been postponed until further notice. 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 t
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Cancelled: Talk and Meeting: ‘What do marine biologists actually do? …Birds, boats, vans and sheep rustling.’

This event was due to take place on Tuesday 19th May, 6:00pm – 8:30pm but has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 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
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Postponed: Walking Beach Clean

This event was due to take place on Saturday 6th June, 11:00am – 1:00pm but is likely to be postponed until further notice. 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
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Postponed: Looe Marine Conservation Group Meeting

This event was due to take place on Tuesday 18th June, 6:00pm – 7:00pm but is likely to be postponed until further notice. 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 t
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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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National Marine Week Takeover – DAY 3. Harbour Clean

Tuesday 4th August, 12:00 midday – 2:00 pm Meet at the Heritage Centre, Old Sardine Factory   Join Looe Marine Conservation Group on the third day of their National Marine Week Takeover of the Heritage Centre for a harbour clean! We’ll be meeting at the Heritage Centr
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National Marine Week Takeover – DAY 4. Rockpool Ramble

Wednesday 5th August, 12:30pm – 3:00pm   Meet at the Heritage Centre, Old Sardine Factory   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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National Marine Week Takeover: DAY 5. Marine Games and Crafts

Thursday 6th August, 10:00am -4:00 pm Heritage Centre, Old Sardine Factory, West Looe Quay Join the Looe MCG and Heritage Centre teams for a day full of indoor games & crafts – the perfect activity for families to enjoy! Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. For any more info
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National Marine Week Takeover Event: DAY 6. Seaweed Jelly Play!

Friday 7th August, 11:00am – 4:00pm   Heritage Centre, Old Sardine Factory Come and join us at the heritage centre to learn more about the different species of seaweed found on our local beaches, as well as finding out more about our special Agar Jelly, that is now used at our a
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National Marine Takeover: DAY 7. Marine Games and Crafts

Saturday 8th August, 11:00am -4:00pm   Heritage Centre, Old Sardine Factory Join the Looe MCG and Heritage Centre teams for a day full of indoor games and crafts – the perfect activity for families to enjoy! Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. For any more information, please c
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