The shipwrecks and stake lines of Sandwich Bay - CITiZAN training weekend

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Prince's Golf Club

Princes Drive

Sandwich Bay

CT13 9QB

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Join the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme for a two-day training session at Sandwich Bay

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This two day course 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 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.

Day 1 will be indoors at at the Lodge, Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich Bay. On Day 2 we’ll be recording remains in the intertidal zone at Sandwich Bay, including wrecks and lines of timber posts.

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. Full details including what to bring and where to go will be emailed to participants on the Monday or Tuesday preceding the event *Please check your junk folder if you haven't received the email*.

*On Sunday there will be an admission charge of £7 for cars entering the Sandwich Bay Estate to use the beach. We strongly encourage car sharing or even coming by bicycle! We’ll do our best on Saturday to help you find a car share but will be able to reimburse costs.

This training event will run parallel to fieldwork being carried out by the NAS (Nautical Archaeology Society) and their volunteers so there'll be a chance for both CITiZAN and NAS volunteers to see what the other team is up to. On Sunday afternoon there’s the optional extra of attending talks by the NAS and CITiZAN at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust.

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Day 1 9.30-16.30

09.30 Registration

10.00 Introduction to CITiZAN, coastal and intertidal archaeology and archaeology in the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme area.

11.00 Tea and coffee (provided)

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 - Light lunches are available at Princes or you can bring a packed lunch.

12.45 Reading the landscape and using the CITiZAN app; how we monitor and support you contribution.

13.45 Tea and coffee (provided)

14.00 Hands-on recording: Taking useful photos, best app techniques.

16.00 Closing session discussion and Q&A.

16.30 Finish.

Day 2 08.00 – 14.00 (low tide 08.41)

08.00 Meet in the car park just to the south of Princes Lodge. We’ll spend the session on the intertidal flats of Sandwich Bay recording the features that lie just to the north of the car park. As the tide comes in we’ll retreat to the coast edge to update CITiZAN’s records there. We’ll have regular breaks, please bring snacks, a drink and a picnic lunch. The nearest toilets to the site are adjacent to the car park.

11.00 Finish up on site.

Approx. 12.00 Join CITiZAN and the NAS for talks at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory (optional), exact timing and details TBC.

14.00 Finish.

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Prince's Golf Club

Princes Drive

Sandwich Bay

CT13 9QB

United Kingdom

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