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

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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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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LMCG logo

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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