Saving our planet one child at a time


"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught."


Baba Dioum - 1968 -




Director of Kent's Cavern


Nick has been the director of Kent's Cavern prehistoric caves, an award-winning visitor attraction, for the past 17 years. He has considerable expertise in managing protected geological and archaeological heritage and implementing innovative and creative tourism products, having successfully operated a visitor attraction with the highest level of state protection due to its remarkable geological and ancient human history. Read more


English Riviera Geopark Coordinator


As a local who cares about the area and someone with a love of geology Melanie originally became involved with the Geopark back in 2006 as part of a small team working on the English Riviera application to join the Global Geopark Network.  When the application was successful in 2007 Melanie formally took on the role of Coordinator of the designation as part of her work with Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Read more


Marine Science Lecturer, South Devon College


Andrea's passion for the sea began as a child, spending his summers on a small Mediterranean island from where his family originates. After completing a BSc(Hons) in Biology at Varese University in Italy, and a Master's degree in Marine Biology at Pisa University and specialising in ecotoxicological issues, Andrea began working for the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA). Read more


Community Seagrass Initiative


Rachel is from Brixham, Torbay and has had a passion for all things marine since a young age. She began volunteering for a variety of marine organisations at 15 years old, and later began a career in the marine sector as a presenter and educator at Living Coasts, Torquay. She later achieved a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Marine Biology at Plymouth University and specialised in the ecology of seagrass habitats. Read more


Devon Wildlife Trust


Paul joined Devon Wildlife Trust as an education officer in 2009 after working as a secondary geography teacher for 13 years. He is very passionate about the natural world and in inspiring others to take the challenges it faces seriously.

The title of Paul's talk is "Beyond Engagement - empowering children to make a change". Read more





Over the last 16 years Lee was Head of Geography, Environmental Science and Teacher Education in a very large FE college. During this time she was also promoted to the role of Curriculum Sustainability Manager working very closely with a wider variety of organisations to promote sustainability across both academic and vocational sectors. Read more



National Marine Aquarium 


Nicola Murray is the Head of Discovery and Learning at the National Marine Aquarium (NMA). Nicola is a Conservation Biologist with over 12 years of experience in both formal and informal environmental education and science communication, specifically linked to the marine environment. She has designed and delivered a wide range of programmes on different marine subjects for the National Marine Aquarium and various partner organisations and consultancy projects. Read more 


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