Jurassic Post Edition 38
A 'Jurassic Coast' of Museums
I heard on the radio this morning that with increasing public sector cuts, more and more public museums and art galleries will have to start to charge entry in future. Now this comes as no surprise to anyone keeping an eye on the direction of travel for culture funding in the UK, but it does rather put into perspective for me the awesome work of the people who run and volunteer in the small museums along the Jurassic Coast.
It's Goodbye to Richard
Richard Edmonds needs no introduction, but in case you haven’t heard of him, he was ‘In Charge of the Rocks’… With his trademark ‘big hair’, passion for all things geology and his extraordinary knowledge of the Dorset and East Devon coast, he is as much a part of the Jurassic Coast as the fossils which he regularly discovered.
Love the Jurassic Coast Week
The Jurassic Coast Trust ran its first ever 'Love the Jurassic Coast Week' in June this year. The response from across our community was tremendous, with our Facebook page reaching 25,000 people and our travelling stall 500.
Lyme Regis Coast Defence Scheme
The recently completed sea wall and slope stabilisation scheme at East Cliff, Lyme Regis was formally opened on the 17th June 2015. The scheme cost £19 million and involved constructing a new sea wall together with extensive ground stabilisation measures in the slope above.
New Jurassic Coast Beach School programme for the summer
When we asked people why they loved the Jurassic Coast during our 'Love The Jurassic Coast Week', many of them cited that their formative experiences of the Jurassic Coast were during their childhood. They spoke warmly of summers spent peering in rockpools, beach combing, kite flying, cave exploring, beach picnics, swimming and searching for fossils.
Jurassica brings ‘bite-size’ chunk of project to Portland in August
Over the past year there has been growing excitement and speculation about a proposal to build something rather extraordinary in a limestone quarry on the Isle of Portland. This is Jurassica, an audacious project to construct the world’s most spectacular prehistoric visitor attraction.
The Jurassic Garden: Holy Trinity Primary School
The Garden Project at Holy Trinity Primary School in Weymouth started life back in 2008 with the donation of a Best in Show Garden from Hampton Court. This took up a small area of a very overgrown plot of land, and over the last seven years a team of dedicated volunteers have fundraised and worked tirelessly to regenerate other areas of our land to create a very unique garden.
"Please don't put me near the cliffs..."
As part of the West Dorset interpretation project led by the Jurassic Coast Team, the National Trust have been considering new ways of engaging visitors with the potential dangers of getting too close to the cliffs.
From the misty Lake District to an even mistier Jurassic Coast
At the beginning of July, the Lake District's team of National Trust Rangers visited Dorset. Expecting glorious sunshine and warmer climes than 'up north', they were a bit surprised when they arrived at the Golden Cap bunkhouse and couldn't see one hand in front of the other, let alone Golden Cap!
My Work Experience at the Jurassic Coast
I came to the Jurassic Coast for a week of work experience. Before I came I was worried that I would just be making teas and coffees, but when I got there the team welcomed me and tasked me with various challenges...
New Jurassic Coast Mini Guide
Look out for the new edition of the Jurassic Coast Mini Guide, which is being published at the end of July.