Port & protection: Pegwell Bay's military heritage (CITiZAN training event)

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Cliffsend

Stonelees Nature Reserve

Cliffsend

CT12 5JB

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Join the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme for a two-day training session in Stonelees Nature Reserve, Pegwell Bay

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This two day course, 9-10 November, will focus on creating records using our smart phone app and the paper equivalent, to add to CITiZAN's interactive map of coastal and intertidal archaeology. We'll be recording the remains of military buildings in Stonelees Nature Reserve and in doing so build on the survey of the Second World War anti-tank cylinders carried out in 2016 by CITiZAN and volunteers.

Through our two-day training sessions we hope to establish a group of committed volunteers to whom we can offer follow up training sessions, workshops and survey days on different types of sites across East Kent.

This event is free and open to anyone over 16 years of age.

Places are limited to a maximum of 15 and booking is essential. If you do sign up and then find you can't come please do cancel your order to release your ticket for someone else.

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Day 1

A classroom session in Cliffsend Village Hall (free parking)where we will discuss coastal and intertidal archaeology and the principle technique that we use to record and monitor sites, particularly those at risk from sea level rise, erosion and other processes associated with climate change. Bring a picnic lunch as we'll be eating at the hall, or outside if the weather is nice. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

The schedule will be roughly as follows:

09.30 Registration

10.00 Introduction to CITiZAN and coastal and intertidal archaeology

10.30 Archaeology in the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme area

11.00 Tea and coffee break

11.15 Being a CITiZAN: The valuable contribution our volunteers make, what it means to monitor a site, what information are we interested in capturing and how can that information be used.

11.45 Essential health and safety

12.15 Lunch

12.45 Using the CITiZAN app: how to use it and hands-on recording workshop.

13.45 Tea and coffee break

14.00 Taking useful photos and reading the landscape.

16.00 Closing session discussion and Q&A: Prep for the next day’s fieldwork

16.30 Finish

Day 2

9.30-4.30 At Stonelees Nature Reserve for site walkover and to record building remains in the nature reserve. We'll have regular breaks; bring a picnic lunch, snacks and something to drink. Parking (pay and display, £1.30 a day*) and toilets lie approximately 1.2km north of the site, though there is a petrol station and a Subway c 500m from the site, to the south.

* CITiZAN can refund this, provided you give us your ticket at the end of the day.

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Cliffsend

Stonelees Nature Reserve

Cliffsend

CT12 5JB

United Kingdom

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