As seen on BBC Springwatch 2009
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“We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learn To Sea is an award winning marine education facility in South Devon, recently featured on BBC televisions Springwatch 2009. Our coast is such an amazing resource which we must treasure and enjoy! Learn To Sea offers the opportunity to do just that! Through engaging rockpool sessions, beach activities and play, school children are taught curriculum focused subjects and marine
conservation at South Milton Sand’s “sea school”. During the Summer holidays, we also offer the same opportunities for children from 4 years old who would like to find out more about Devon’s beaches at Summer Sea School.

Learn To Sea will:

  • Allow children the chance to use the exceptional South Hams coastline to engage them in every day science whilst teaching curriculum units and having fun.
  • Offer children the opportunity to appreciate all the wonderful things the sea can offer us and our planet and to explore rockpools safely.
  • Raise awareness of the dangers and pressures on our local coast and seas and how they can be prevented.
  • Discover what nature can teach us!

Learn To Sea believes:
  • Children learn best when: they are using as many senses as possible; they learn something that will be of value to them; they have hands-on experience; they discover things themselves and generate true excitement; when they are presented with a whole story, not unrelated facts.
  • Being “green” starts here and now. As part of our ethos we try to minimise the impact on our environment. Learn To Sea uses eco web servers,organic clothing, recycled stationary and a printer company who use vegetable inks and paper from 100% post consumer waste.


In 2008 Maya Plass (project founder) won an award from Unltd.
This allowed Learn To Sea to fund some exciting beach lab equipment and help with the set-up of Learn To Sea.

Learn To Sea is very grateful for their support and the opportunities that have become available to the schools and children of South Devon through their award.

Tel: 07811 349966