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Coastal Marine Environment Project

Mentored by Atlanta Cook
Location address: Rottingdean, BN2 7JA
Chosen age group:

For ages: 11 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Standard £10/hr
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


This course will take you on a 6-week journey towards a deeper understanding of our local marine environment and issues surrounding plastics pollution with the aim of empowering you to become a well-informed, positive and proactive force for change in your community. We will begin by understanding the significance of the birds, animals and landscape of the coastline, then move on to conduct practical a beach clean project, the results of which we will analyse in a local and national context. As we relate our findings to personal experiences, as well as local, national and global issues of pollution and conservation, we start to analyse the patterns we have unearthed and gain insights into the impacts of our actions. Next, we start to look for solutions, learning plastic-free lifestyle hacks, and tips for becoming community ambassadors. Students get advice about organisations to join, movements to support, and encouragement to take practical measurable actions which make a real differe...

Atlanta Cook
Since I was a 10 year old on the brunt end of the relationship humans have with their trash, resulting in a cut to my foot that stopped me from being able to able to run properly until I was 21 years old, I have been fascinated with marine pollution and the waste streams that damage our ocean environments. I am an independent marine environment consultant, former Co-ordinator of Seas At Risk Federation, an Honorary Life Member of Surfers Against Sewage, and one of their Brighton Regional Reps. I am a member of Ocean's 8 Brighton and run regular 'Teach On The Beach' education stands at local beach cleans and events, as well as workshops for children and adults. Since the birth of my daughter in 2005, I have been sharing my professional knowledge of marine pollution with children from pre-school to college. In a bid to facilitate behaviour change for the good of the environment, I love to connect children with nature and watch their understanding develop into positive action.

Learning aims

Learning the non-monetary 'value' of nature through live connection.

Strengths to develop

Fine motor skills for picking up litter. Gross motor skills for exploring rock pools and beaches.

What's provided




Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Beacon Hub, Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, Marine Drive, Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7JA

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £10

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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