Things To Do

 
The Fifth Continent scheme organises a wide range of things you can get involved with including free What’s On activities, training and volunteer tasks, which bring opportunities to meet new people and explore Romney Marsh.

Getting involved

We have a variety of projects where volunteers can get involved and we actively encourage participation through our website and social media pages. Our ongoing projects enable local people to get involved with exciting programmes of community engagement activities and archaeology, together with making short films. You could get involved with conservation or heritage – a short explanation of the activities and projects you could get involved with is given below, please click on the green bars to reveal more details:
 

Are you interested in taking action to help stop the decline of wildlife on the Romney Marsh?

We are keen to get local people involved with collecting information on the wildlife of the marsh – citizen science in action! All abilities and skill levels are very welcome – enthusiasm for nature and a desire to make a difference is all that’s needed! This is a flexible opportunity that can fit around your existing commitments.

Throughout this year we will put on short courses in the evenings, during the day and at weekends so that anyone & everyone can learn how to identify various species and use simple methods for recording them. We will decide together where you want to start observing – maybe in your garden, where you walk your dog or a longer fixed route – all wildlife records will usefully contribute to a better understanding of how the abundance and distribution of different species is changing over time. Interested! then give, Tobias Jackson the Fifth Continent Biodiversity Officer a call on 07568 428365 or e-mail tobias.jackson@kentwildlife.org.uk.

We have plenty of volunteering opportunities in our heritage and archaeology projects. From desk-based research in the comfort of your own home to excavating at one of our sites, we have something for everyone.

Over the coming months we will be carrying out a historic building survey on an old barn near Lydd, a geophysical survey near New Romney and we will be continuing to search for the old vicarage in Brenzett. Once we have carried out the excavation we will be starting up our finds processing sessions once more. This involves washing, identifying, cataloguing, photographing and marking each individual find. If you’d like more information or would like to get involved, please call Lucie Bolton, Heritage Officer on 07747 474362 or email lucie.bolton@kentwildlife.org.uk

 

If you decide to volunteer with us, we will follow the guidance and procedures put in place for volunteers by the lead partner, the Kent Wildlife Trust. Please go to the Kent Wildlife Trust volunteering page for more information.

If you are interested in finding out about any of the projects you can be involved with please contact us via email.

Please note: All of our outdoor volunteer tasks and activities are currently on hold

** Important Event & Activities Information **

Due to the announcements from Government and rapid way in which things are changing because of the coronavirus pandemic, we have changed our plans for forthcoming planned events. Most Fifth Continent events have been postponed and are bring reviewed.

See calendar below for more information including booking details when events become available.

For all other events and activities please check with the event organiser. Where shown click the link to the partner organisation for their most up to date information.

 

What’s on calendar

 

 

Programme of events in 2021

There will be a number of free events taking place later 2021, so please check back regularly.