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

Looe Marine Conservation Group Meeting

Tuesday 18th August, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Meet in the Crew Room, upstairs at Looe RNLI Station Join volunteers as we sit down at our monthly meeting finalising upcoming events & ongoing campaigns. All welcome.  
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Summer Holiday Rockpool Ramble

Sunday 23rdAugust, 2:30pm – 4:30pm 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 e
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Snorkel Safari

Sunset Snorkel Safari

Wednesday 26th August, 6:00pm -9:00pm Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station  Booking Essential: Age and other restrictions apply. See below. A supervised snorkelling event for 11 – 24 year old locals with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Your Shore Beach Ranger Project and
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Beach clean, picnic and swim

Saturday 12th September, 2:30pm – 5:00pm 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 rubbish collecte
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2020 Events Planning Meeting

Tuesday 15th September, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Meet at the Crew Room, upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station All are welcome at our annual planning meeting. Put your thinking caps on, grab a cuppa and help us make 2021 yet another amazing year of inspiring events. Lead: Amelia Bridges
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Talk and Meeting: Up the Creek… and Far Beyond

Tuesday 20th October, 18:00 – 20:30 Meet in the Crew Room, upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station Known as ‘The Lone Kayaker’, Rupert Kirkwood has been capturing incredible images of marine wildlife for over fifteen years, clocking up over 23,000 paddled miles in the process! Rupert will
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Halloween Rockpool Ramble

Saturday 31st October, 10:30am – 12:30pm Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station Fancy finding some creepy crabs & spooky starfish? Well why not join local experts as we explore the rocky shore on Halloween! Booking isn’t required for our rockpool rambles, but we do ask
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Talk and Meeting: Coastal Process Monitoring

Tuesday 17th November, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Meet in the Crew Room, upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station Learn about the work of the Plymouth Coastal Observatory and the Southwest Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme with Joshua Webborn, including issues affecting our local area. &
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Beach clean

Past Event: New Year’s Beach Clean and 2020 Events Launch

Saturday 4th January, 2.30pm – 5.30pm Hannafore 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. Meet below the
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Past event: ‘Seeking Survivors – Tackling the Coral Crisis.’ Talk by Dr Caroline Palmer and Meeting

Tuesday 21st January, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Meet in the Crew Room – upstairs at East Looe RNLI Station Tropical reefs are dying globally due to climate change, creating unfavourable and extreme conditions for reef-building corals. To save coral reefs, which support a quarter of marine
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Past Event: 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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Past event: 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 at East 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.
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Past event: 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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Past event: 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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Past Event: 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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