Jurassic Post Edition 34

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ebulletin.jpgA concise listing of Jurassic Coast related items, news and events with web links from all featured content.

 

 

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Comment - From Doha to Dorset: A cornucopia of news and views...

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Did you know that the World Heritage Committee's annual 10-day long meeting, this year ironically taking place in Qatar's Doha during the World Cup, has a simultaneously translated live streaming web-feed?  It is a giant step for transparency - if frequently very dull one - and shows the process involved in designating, monitoring and reporting against World Heritage Sites laid bare for the world to see.

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Sedimental - Deep Time

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Deep time – not the time we watch tick by when bored. Not time measured with birthdays, seasons and celebrations. No. Deep time stretches backwards from our narrow ledge of existence into the previous iterations of our world.

 

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Community engagement - what does it really mean for the Jurassic Coast?

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You will have hopefully seen the fantastic news that the Jurassic Coast Trust has been awarded just over £68,000 for the new Growing the Jurassic Coast Community project. (Link to the news piece on the website)

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The new-look 2014 Jurassic Coast Leaflet is out!

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The Jurassic Coast Leaflet has had a stunning make-over for summer 2014.  It now features the amazingly beautiful and dramatic image of Hedbury Quarry - aptly titled 'Crepuscular and Cretaceous' - taken by Paul Haynes, winner of the Jurassic Coast Award Photographic Competition which was held last year and funded by the Fine Family Foundation.

 

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Jurassic Coast fossils go live!

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You might have seen it on television, heard it on the radio or read about it in the papers…Yes, the news is that the Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder has now gone live!This exciting database features over 975 fossils (our Earth Science Manager, Richard Edmonds, is determined to push it to 1,000).

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Work Experience with the Jurassic Coast Team

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In June 2014, we spent a week doing work experience with the Jurassic Coast Team in Dorchester. We were both very grateful to have the opportunity to undertake work experience at the Jurassic Coast, as it linked nicely with both of our future career aspirations, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

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Events

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With a hugely succesful (and fun) fossil festival behind us we're getting ready for the next run of activity days and festivals. You will find the Jurassic Coast Team, Trustees and brilliant Ambassadors at the following events:

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A new look for Jurassic Coast panels in East Devon

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The Jurassic Coast panels in East Devon have undergone a transformation, thanks to funding from Devon County Council. With stunning new illustrations, design by Giles Sadler and evocative words penned by Sam Scriven, the information is presented in a very different way to 'traditional' outdoor interpretation.

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New technologies applied to an old problem

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The Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve has long been celebrated as one of the most spectacular landslide complexes in the World. The famous Bindon Landslide of 1839, which created Goat Island, was the subject of the first ever scientific description of a landslide by Buckland and Conybeare.

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Join coastal businesses in supporting campaign for a Litter Free Coast and Sea

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Coastal restaurants, cafes, bed and breakfasts and hotels rely on clean beaches and good bathing water quality for business. In recognition of this, many have signed up to a new free accreditation to demonstrate to their customers how much they love our local beaches.

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The Etches Collection

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The Etches Collection of Jurassic Marine fossils collected from Kimmeridgian clay is publically recognised to be unique and of world importance.  Our vision is to create in Kimmeridge an engaging museum that benefits all while securing, conserving and enhancing the collection.

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