Fossil Hunting with Love Tech & Manx Wildlife Trust description
FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ‘STEM’ EVENT
Join Love Tech and the Manx Wildlife Trust for a fascinating Fossil Hunt and science themed talk at the Scarlett Visitor Centre, in Castletown. This location offers outstanding coastal scenery, spectacular limestone and volcanic rock-formations, great seasonal flowers and plenty of birds to see.
Whether you have a budding palaeontologist in the household, you simply want to get your child outdoors to explore nature or looking to feed your child’s curiosity, in a fun and educational environment, this event is for you, and most importantly, the children!
A big thank you to the Manx Wildlife Trust for supporting us with this wonderful event, we can’t wait!
Whilst tickets are FREE, every person attending will need to book a ticket (adults and children), which can be found on our Eventbrite Page.
Due to limited spaces, tickets will be on a first come, first served basis. For terms, conditions and disclaimers, please see Eventbrite.
The Visitor Centre stands between the quarry, source of the limestone which built Castletown, and the triple lime-kilns on the shore. Displaying maps, diagrams and data, the Centre introduces the complex geology and fossil remains of the Scarlett peninsula. A short film shows off the areas rich coastal flora and bird life. A marked Nature Trail explores these features on the ground, specifically the limestone pavements and volcanic rocks such as the Stack. This is an exhilarating walk at any season, especially when spring flowers including spring squill, thrift, bird’s foot trefoil and stonecrop, carpet the rocky outcrops and the turf. In addition to the many and varied seabirds of Castletown Bay, wheatears, stonechats and meadow pipits dart among the rocks in summer and the disused quarry lake attracts hawking swallows and martins.
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- Scarlett Visitor Centre