Professional geologist, Sam Scriven, is coming to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Chesil Beach Centre to give a fascinating talk about the unique World Heritage Site and its fossils, based on his new book, Fossils of the Jurassic Coast on Saturday 24 September from 11am – 12.30pm.
Sam works for the Jurassic Coast Team as Earth Science Manager, and has a wealth of experience on the topic, which has inspired him to write his new book, Fossils of the Jurassic Coast.
Sam said, “Unearthing a fossil, either your first or hundredth, is a wonderful moment, no matter what your age or level of interest is. The thought that you are the very first person to touch, or even see a fossil for millions of years is very special. My book will transport the reader into the past, using rocks, fossils and science to entertain and inform them about what creatures on earth were like before we came along. I’m really looking forward to giving this talk at the Chesil Beach Centre.”
The talk will also delve into the Mesozoic Era, exploring the monstrous creatures living along the Jurassic Coast.
DWT’s Steph Aburrow from the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Sam to the Centre. His book includes a wealth of stunning photographs and specially commissioned illustrations and diagrams to demonstrate the treasures of the Dorset and East Devon coast. All ages are welcome to this talk, and there is something for everyone, whether you’re a novice or an expert!”
Enjoy Sam’s talk, tea and cake from the Taste* Café for just £6. Signed copies of the book will also be available. Booking is essential, secure your place and find out more information by calling the Chesil Beach Centre on 01305 206191. Alternatively, pop into the centre situated halfway along the A354 causeway between Weymouth and Portland, DT4 9XE.