Exe Box in process…

Nov 9, 2020 | Blog

We are in the final stages of putting together the Exe Box, a box of activities that can be delivered to your door! It will contain activities to explore how we feel, what we know and observe and want to know about the estuary we live around. The Exe Box invites sharing and reflection from estuary residents. Boxes can be dropped off at Exmouth, Dawlish, Topsham and St Thomas (Exeter) Library. We have a stock of Boxes in our porch that can be picked up (42 Park Road, Exmouth) and we can post boxes out to you or drop them round, especially if you take delivery of a few boxes for colleagues or friends. We are particularly thinking of groups of people who might be isolated for any reason. If you know of any groups or individuals who may want to receive an Exe Box please feel free to ask them if they would like to take part. If you want to help out with distribution of the boxes as a way of getting out and about by bike or car over the next couple of months please get in touch.

The Exe Box

Crafted from recycled paper and card and working with graphics and images generated by our in-house designer Jo working with Anne-Marie and John Kilburn (illustrator) we are putting the final pieces together of our Exe Box. The Exe Box is a way of getting some of the key research questions that Tidelines is asking out to more people in the community. It includes questions and activities that everyone can take part in on their own or together with a friend, family member or carer. They are created to inspire discussion, reflection and celebration of our amazing estuary. The first job was to work out what to put everything in and how to print the boxes which are designed to be posted through your door. We worked with the incredible George at Double Elephant in Exeter Phoenix to screen print 400 boxes by hand, and at the same time finalised the designs for the other activities. We also sourced tea from a local company in a biodegradable tea bag so you can sit down and enjoy a cuppa while thinking about which activity to do first. We have handy guidelines which give details of how to do each activity. And we are on hand if you arent sure about something.

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Turf  to Exeter Part 4 of the 7-part Jon Seal Film

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The Exe Estuary Box

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More about the Exe Box…

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The Sea Around Us Rachel Carson

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CITiZAN Tidelines seminar/presentation

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