Getting involved in Seaton Jurassic

Chance for volunteers to support new discovery centre

Later this month, Thursday 26 March, people will have another opportunity to find out more about Seaton Jurassic, the new visitor centre for the Jurassic Coast. 

The drop-in event takes place in Seaton Town Hall from 3pm to 6pm and will provide more information about getting involved with the centre through volunteering, supporting the wildlife garden or donating artefacts.

During the event Mike Ruiter, the new manager of Seaton Jurassic, will give short presentations on the project and information about the volunteer roles at the centre at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.  There will then be an opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering to register with a member of Devon Wildlife Trust who will be managing the centre. 

Seaton Visitor Centre Trust will also be present to explain how to get involved in supporting the wildlife garden that forms a key part of the outdoor environment at the centre.  Volunteers from the Trust will be providing refreshments with any money raised going towards the wildlife garden. 

Bernard Dunford, chair of the Seaton Visitor Centre Trust, said

Having now seen the final design for the wildlife garden I am very excited about seeing it become a reality.  We have made a good start with some donations but we have a long way to go and need help with fundraising and maintaining the garden.

Anyone coming is also asked to consider if they have any artefacts that we are looking for to form part of the interpretation within the centre and either bring them along or a photograph of   them for our interpretation experts to look at. 

A list of these will be available on the website.

Mike Ruiter added:

We are particularly interested in Victorian artefacts, which would be on display in Seaton Jurassic for all to see. The centre is at the heart of the community and it will be fascinating to see what local people have collected and treasured over the years, which the centre can take on loan to support the visitor experience.

The last open event attracted some 300 visitors. This event is open to all.