Author: Guy Kerr

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre are pleased to announce they are this year’s recipients of the Royal Geographical Society’s Award for facilitating fieldwork and encouraging scientific and environmental engagement within the community.

The awards are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions within the sphere of geography. The Centre are very pleased to have won this award and their thanks go to Professor Jim Rose for the nomination. Deputy Senior Warden Alison Ferris will be off to the Royal Geographical Society later in the year to collect the award. The Award will be presented by the Society’s President Baroness Chalker.

The award acknowledges the achievement in fulfilling the objectives set out in the Constitution of the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Charity which are to advance the education of the public in the geology, palaeontology, geomorphology and natural history of the coast and adjacent areas at Charmouth and to maintain the Centre for education and information to encourage management of the coast and adjacent area.

The Centre is free to enter and in 2018 welcomed over 150,000 visitors including around 4,000 school children. The Centre houses some incredible fossils from local collectors including the Attenborough Sea Dragon which will remain on display in 2020. If you would like to find out more about the charity you can find out all the details on the Centre’s website: www.charmouth.org/chcc/

At present the Centre remains closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic; they are awaiting government guidelines regarding the opening date.

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