Jurassic Post Edition 33

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

 

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Comment - Ten years short...

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Those of you who know me probably think I have been around in this job for a while; perhaps even a bit too long! Well this March saw my 10 year landmark in working to "protect, conserve and present" England's only Natural World Heritage Site, and looking back,  I am amazed by what has happened over that period. Projects like: the Dorset County Museum Jurassic Coast Gallery and its outstanding Pliosaur Skull....

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Sedimantal - Stories in Stone

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The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is based upon the stone which forms the cliffs and beaches that weave their way round headlands and bays.

 

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News from the Jurassic Coast Trust

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The big focus for the Trust continues to be finalising our strategy - working out what we want to achieve and how we can raise the funds to achieve it is really important for us, especially as we are such a small charity and 100% dependent upon volunteers.

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A shell-shocked turtle!

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Like the proverbial rabbit in the headlights, this turtle looks decidedly dazed and bewildered. Why?Because, after sleeping peacefully under the rocks of the Jurassic Coast for over 140 million years, it suddenly found itself in a high-tech photographer’s studio, on a rotating table surrounded by bright flashing lights and popping cameras!

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Winter storms

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The winter storms from Christmas 2013 through to February 2014 were exceptional on two counts; for their severity coupled with their frequency. As we all know the coast has taken a pounding as a result.

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Events for 2014

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Spring is here and that means events season is upon us. We’re kicking off as usual with the Fossil Festival in Lyme Regis on 3rd and 4th May.

 

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100 Great Geosites

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The UK and Ireland feature some of the most diverse and beautiful geology in the world. As part of Earth Science Week 2014,

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Big Jurassic Classroom Primary Science Trust project

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The purpose of this project is to connect Primary Science teachers with Scientists and Earth Science professionals so that we can be inspired to create engaging teaching resources to support the new Science Curriculum objectives around fossils and Earth Science.

 

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Jurassic Coast and South West Coast Path OPEN (mostly)!

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Recent press coverage may have given the impression that huge stretches of the coast are effectively 'closed' due to rockfalls, landslips and mud flows. People should, as always, take care when out and about on the coast, but the majority of the South West Coast Path is open and waiting for you to get out and enjoy it. The coast path is one of the best ways of experiencing the Jurassic Coast. For a great day or half day out , why not walk a stretch of the coast and catch the Jurassic Coaster X53 or one of the other linking buses back to your start point?

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Calling all East Devon Businesses!

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We'd like to hear from any small or medium sized businesses operating in East Devon that would like to be associated with the Jurassic Coast, and might be interested in coming along to an event on Tuesday 20th May in Sidmouth.

The event is one of two regular business events that are held each year, but this one will be slightly different as we are opening it up to those businesses outside the Business Partner Scheme network - which  currently encorporates businesses from the previous Jurassic Coast Quality Business Scheme too.  It is a chance for the East Devon business community to really get their working lives involved with and supporting the conservation of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

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