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£10k injection to boost coast
AN OIL exploration training company has pitched in with another £10,000 to bolster awareness of the Jurassic Coast.
The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) has renewed its commitment with a third annual donation of £10,000 to the Jurassic Coast Trust.
The funding will be used for on-going educational activities along the stretch of the coast among children, students and the public.
As the charitable arm of the Jurassic Coast Partnership, the Jurassic Cost Trust raises funds to promote understanding of the World Heritage Site.
Rachel Preece, of the PESGB, said: “There is a synergy between our work and that of the Jurassic Coast Trust – and that is education.
“We can see the trust doing a great job on the ground especially with younger people and we are pleased to support their activities’.
Activities supported by PSGB funding have included the annual Fossil Festival which attracts a national gathering of around 16,000 and takes place in May.
James Weld, chairman of the Jurassic Coast Trust, said: “Fossils have helped scientists understand how life forms have evolved over time and are of fascination to children as well as professional geologists.”
As an organisation the PESGB provide professional support for those involved in the scientific and technical aspects of petroleum exploration.
This work includes field trips, exchange visits, lectures and continuing professional development.
The Jurassic Coast features in the PESBG educational programme as a place of unique geological interest.
The Jurassic Coast Trust is an independent registered charity which supports the delivery of science, conservation, arts, education and sustainable development programmes along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Mr Weld said: “We inspire people to appreciate and learn more about the significance of the Jurassic Coast and to safeguard it for future generations by supporting projects that enhance and expand the understanding of world heritage, and the international importance of this unique coastline.”