Coastal research at Porthleven, Cornwall

Learning objectives

  • Learn about coastal sites in the South West of England.
  • Learn about the coastal processes of each site.
  • Learn to interpret data from graphs.
  • Reflect on existing approaches for coastal management.
  • Reflect on possible future approaches to future management.

Resources needed

  • Internet (for further research and to download the case studies).
  • Outdoor clothes if venturing out to the sites (only if you choose to do the optional, additional field trips).
  • An interest in coastal knowledge and graphs would be desirable.


Visit the South West Coastal Monitoring dedicated Education page to discover and download all the resources and teaching packs. 

Ways to include all learners

The activities do not require full time commitment and can be undertaken independently at different paces.

How might this activity support social, emotional and mental health needs?

If the work is undertaken outside (such as through site visits), walking can contribute to supporting mental health.
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