UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Partner Douglas Borough Council holds its first Douglas Beach Day on Saturday 1st July.
Did you know Douglas Bay is a Marine Nature Reserve, or know anything about the creatures and habitats that lie within it, and their importance?
Amid all the fun activities, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man will lead science-based walks and talks for those interested in what lies beyond the shoreline in the Marine Nature Reserve. The sessions will be led by two knowledgeable experts: Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer for the Isle of Man Government, and Jon Russell-Dunn, a marine observer.
Sessions will be held at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and will accommodate a maximum 14 people per session. Each session will last 45-50 minutes.
The event is free but booking is essential via Biosphere@gov.im marking your email 'Douglas Beach Day'. Please specify your name(s), which session you wish to attend, the number in your group and, importantly, a phone number in case we ned to contact you at short notice.
You will receive a confirmation email by return, unless the sessions are booked up, in which case you'll be placed on a waiting list.
The sessions are not suitable for under-fives, anyone who cannot walk on uneven surfaces or dogs. Those taking part must wear sturdy footwear no matter what the weather as some crossing of rocks will occur. Strictly no flip flops or sandals.
The meeting and signing on place will be the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man gazebo on Queen's Promenade, Douglas, and please arrive a good 10 minutes ahead of your session, as a health and safety briefing is necessary.
Due to the limited number of places, please email Biosphere@gov.im by Monday 26th June 2023 if you book but then cannot attend.
You can find out more about Douglas Bay Marine Nature Reserve via our video here.
Main photo by Bernard Picton