The Exe Estuary Box

Nov 18, 2020 | Blog

 

Welcome to the Exe Estuary Box!

What is it?
The Exe estuary box is a place to share thoughts, experiences, ideas and questions on the Exe estuary and coastline, in your own time, from your own home. You could do these activities on your own or with a friend or family member. Everyone can take part! (see For Who? below).

The wonderful Exe estuary affects and defines us in many different ways whether we work on it, play on, it live around it, travel to work along it or just enjoy it’s constantly changing splendour from the Exe trail. Tidelines invites us as a community to learn more about it, how it works, how we feel about it and experience it and how it is changing. In short to celebrate it! The Exe estuary box is an important part of this process.

Whose it for?
The Box is available for everyone around the Exe estuary and coastline whether you walk along it, commute beside, work on it, play in it or just live near it.  Activities can be done as an individual or with a friend. Children under 9 will need to be supported by an adult. The activities are creative, reflective and fun, it can perfectly well be done by adults and children together but please note there is no colouring in quizzes or games.

What is in the Exe Estuary Box?
In the box you will find: five activities to take part in, a guide explaining the activities, a form to sign and send back to us, a shell to remind you of the estuary and a tea bag to enjoy!

What is Tidelines?
Tidelines is a local project run by estuary residents working with communities in the Exe Estuary and the University of Exeter. We are bringing people of all ages together to share ideas and expertise, along with knowledge from scientists and researchers. Tidelines supports creativity, community participation, research and action in response to the changing environment in the Exe estuary and coastline. It is important that Tidelines includes the voices of many people of all ages living in the estuary. You can find out more here: www.tidelines.uk

Why should I take part?
We are people who live around the estuary – we are estuarine people! We want everyone to feel they have a part in the estuary and an opportunity to learn more about and take care of this unique and varied landscape . Our partners at University of Exeter are keen to support future research that comes out of our concerns and interests. This is a real opportunity to deepen our connections as a community as well as to the place where we live at a time of considerable change.

What do I need to do?
It would be great if you could have a go at some or all of the activities. You don’t need to do them all in one go, you could do them over a few days or couple of weeks. When you are ready, you can drop the box off at an allocated drop-off point or post it back to us or contact us to arrange a pick-up from your front door. Please see The Guide (red sheet) for more details of drop-off and pick-up methods and locations. The final date for returning your box is February 14, 2021.

What will happen then?
We will display all the contributions to the Tidelines activities in an exhibition in Spring 2021. This will be accompanied by a range of different talks and events that you can take part in. Some contributions will also be shared on the Tidelines website. Your work will be looked after carefully and you will get it back after the exhibition if you leave your contact details.

You can also take part in thes activities online in the Things to do Now section

So how do I get a box?
Contact us using the contact page, phone or email and we will let you know where you can pick one up from locally or we can drop one off to you. So contact Anne-Marie Culhane or Jo Salter, Tidelines co-ordinators, by phone on 07890 244012 or by email: info@tidelines.uk

And please get in touch with any questions too.

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