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

Great Eggcase Hunt

Past Event – Talk & Meeting: The Great Eggcase Hunt

When: Tuesday 16th April, 18:00 – 20:30  Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station The Great Eggcase Hunt (www.eggcase.org) is a citizen science recording project which encourages people out on to the beach in search of mermaid’s purses, the eggcases of sharks and skate. This project i
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Easter Rockpool Ramble

Past event: Easter Rockpool Ramble 2

When: Saturday 20th April, 12:30 – 14:30 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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Fowey Walk

Past Event: Fowey Heritage Walk

When: Saturday 27th April, 14:00 – 16:00 Where: Meet at Fowey Town Quay Join the Friends of the Fowey Estuary on a 2-hour guided walk of Fowey taking in its rich heritage. Booking is essential via Margaret Gardener: margaretgardener@hotmail.com or 07773 456951. Limited spaces availabl
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May half-term rock pools Looe

Past event: (Almost) Half Term Rockpool Ramble

When: Saturday 18th May, 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 educatio
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Seaweed Course

Past event: Seaweed Identification for Beginners

When: Sunday 19th May, 12:30 – 14:00 Where: 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
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Why do animals leave the sea?

Past event: Talk & Meeting: Why do marine animals leave the sea – and how do they do it?

When: Tuesday 21st May, 18:00 – 20:30 Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station You crawled right out of the sea, straight into my arms’, sang Laura Marling. Contrary to popular belief the word ‘crisis’ is not composed of the Chinese characters for ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’. But the c
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Throw Jelly Not Balloons

Past event: Throw Jelly Not Balloons – Take 2!

When: Sunday 9th June, 10:00 – 16:00 Where: East Looe, TBC Take 2 on the great success of last year’s ‘Throw Jelly Not Balloons’! The raft race will be taking place on Sunday 9th June and we intend to promote the use of environmentally benign jelly rather than water balloons. The exac
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Past event: LMCG Meeting

When: Tuesday 18th June, 18:00 – 19:00 Where: Crew Room, East Looe RNLI Station Looe Marine Conservation Group monthly meeting. All welcome
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Past event: Marine Art Exhibition

When: Friday 21st June, 18:00 Where: Old Sardine Factory, West Looe Answering the question ‘what does the ocean mean to you?’, local children and artists will incorporate materials found on beaches in the local area into their artwork. Drinks and nibbles will be available for attendee
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Radical Rockpooling

Past Event: Radical Rockpooling

When:  Saturday 29th June, 14:00 – 17:00 Where: Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station (Booking essential, suitable for children over 10, see below) Do you like to pop on a snorkel and mask and get extreme? Then this is the activity for you! An extreme form of rock pooling
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Night Rockpooling

Past Event: Night Rockpooling

When: Friday 12th July, 21:00 – 23:00 Where: 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 roc
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Strawberry anemone

Past Event: Meeting

When: Tuesday 16th July, 18:00 – 19:00 Where: TBC, not RNLI Looe Marine Conservation Group monthly meeting. All welcome.
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Snorkel Safari

Past Event: Snorkel Safari

When:  Wednesday 31st July, 11:00 – 14:00 Where: Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station (Booking essential – see below) A supervised snorkelling event for 9 – 24 year old locals with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Your Shore Beach Ranger Project and the Looe Marine
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Summer rockpool ramble

Past Event: Summer Rockpool Ramble

When:  Thursday 1st August, 12:00 – 14:00 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 educa
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Crabbing Day

Past Event: Crabbing Day

When:  Tuesday 6th August, 10:00 – 17:00 Where: Old Sardine Factory, West Looe Join local marine biologists as we delve into the fascinating life of crabs for one day only! The day will comprise of talks on the lives of crabs (including a display), crab-themed arts, crafts and games,
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