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This exciting new project will give everyone the chance to learn more about the astonishing wildlife that lives around Kent’s shores and provide lots of ideas and activities in which you can help to look after it.

The Guardians of the Deep project is a partnership between Kent Wildlife Trust, Thanet District Council, Medway Swale Estuary Partnership, Kent County Council and Natural England. It will involve local people in the protection and monitoring of Kent’s coastal wildlife, and get young people excited about marine wildlife through a programme of snorkelling activities and practical learning opportunities at coastal sites around the county.

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COASTAL GUARDIANSGrain Coastal Park Medway

The Guardians of the Deep project is setting up a network of Coastal Guardians to become the eyes and ears of the Kent coast.

UNDERSEA EXPLORERSGrain Coastal Park Medway

Undersea Explorers is a new marine awareness programme run in swimming pools decorated with marine life such as crabs, jellyfish, lobsters and kelp.

WILDBEACHGrain Coastal Park Medway

Wildbeach is a new programme of activities spread over a half-term based entirely outside at coastal locations.

COASTAL CONNECTIONSGrain Coastal Park Medway

There are so many ways that you can help to protect the marine environment from your own home. Try our quiz or make a Wish Fish pledge. 

CITIZEN SCIENCEGrain Coastal Park Medway

We run regular survey events throughout the year visiting selected intertidal sites around the coast and record all the species and habitats we find.

EVENTSGrain Coastal Park Medway

Join our Guardians of the Deep team on a range of upcoming events for all ages taking place at locations across Kent.

Make a pledge to protect Kent’s marine environment with the Wish Fish!

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Kent Wildlife Trust
Thanet District Council
Medway Swale Estuary Partnership
Kent County Council
Natural England