Undersea Explorers

Undersea Explorers session in Leeds - Credit Jess Bersey

Undersea Explorers is Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s innovative education project that brings the North Sea to you.

It is aimed at school children aged 7-11 but sessions are also run for families and other groups. Through the use of realistic props like kelp forests, crabs and lobster pots and delivery of exciting games we bring the marine environment alive, all in the safety (and warmth!) of an indoor swimming pool.      

A new lifesize seal, glow in the dark jellyfish and a large archway modelled on the Norfolk chalk reefs turn your swimming pool into a warmer North Sea!

Stimulating activities introduce topics such as species identification, food webs, habitats, marine animal adaptation and predator prey relationships, while at the same time increasing awareness of Yorkshire’s Living Sea.


School sessions link closely to the National Curriculum and set out to inspire a new generation of Marine Biologists, the future guardians of our seas. Other benefits will include developing skills in teamwork, building confidence in the water and learning the skill of snorkeling.

Sessions can be run at any location in Yorkshire with an available pool.  Open public sessions are advertised on the Trust’s website and provide a great opportunity for family groups to work together and have fun, while at the same time learning about the North Seas wealth of wildlife.



If you are interested in running an Undersea Explorers session for your school or taking part in a public session, please contact the Living Seas team by calling the Trust on 01904 659570 or by email.


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Undersea Explorer leaflet 3.49 MB
Public Session Activity Brief866.42 KB
School/Group Activity Brief867.43 KB