Making Waves Project

Thousands of children across Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight benefited from the Making Waves school outreach programme, which promoted local marine life through innovative resources and activities.

Making Waves courses and events brought a greater understanding of what lives off our coast and the need to protect it, to communities across the region.

Making Waves was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund from spring 2012 to autumn 2015. The project highlights include:

  • Wild Beach programmes and teacher training sessions – taking the Forest School approach to the seaside
  • Undersea Explorers – snorkelling sessions in a swimming pool filled with artificial marine life
  • Jellytastic – an art project highlighting the wonders of jellyfish and the issue of plastic pollution
  • Films, loans kits and training – enabling leaders and teachers to deliver more marine education

The legacies of Making Waves live on:

Making Waves for schools and groups

Sussex Wildlife Trust runs Wild Beach sessions and visits to coastal education centres; we also run Wild Beach Leader training events (accredited by the Open College Network). For more information please click here.


To find out about upcoming marine events and teacher training see our What’s On guide.

Discover more about local marine life

You can find out more about local marine life using these resources developed through the Making Waves project:

Claude the Crab
Claude the Crab