New Marine Champions training sessions

Emily Stroud and Marine Champion © Pete Johnstone

Love our marine wildlife? Become a Marine Champion to help protect its future, with new training sessions happening in Cowes this Autumn.

It's that time again! With our Marine Champions making such amazing progress we're now taking bookings for our next round of training sessions. Volunteering with our project Secrets of the Solent is a brilliant way to learn, have fun, and stand up for our marine environment, so why not join us?

There are several different roles to choose from, including running wildlife safaris on local ferry routes and leading species surveys on our beaches. You can also be a voice for our marine world in a group or organisation by becoming a Marine Ambassador. Whatever you choose, you'll receive dedicated training and join our growing volunteer community. Our upcoming training sessions are:

  • Induction Training - learn more about Secrets of the Solent, the work of the Wildlife Trust, and the opportunities open to you as a volunteer.
  • Solent Biodiversity - increase your knowledge of our local marine wildlife and habitats, including our marine protected areas.
  • Inspiring People - discover how to share your knowledge and passion with others through presentations, events, and digital communications.

Places on these training sessions are limited and you'll need to sign up as a Marine Champion before you can book a place.

Our Marine Champions training sessions are held twice a year in locations around the Solent. This round will be held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Not based on the Island? We can help with travel expenses - get in touch for more information.

Secrets of the Solent is a four-year project celebrating the inspiring people and wildlife that share our waters. With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we're exploring our underwater world through art, seafood, citizen science, and more.