The book published six months ago has proven so popular that further copies have had to be printed. Following the huge success of the book produced by The School of Marine Science and Technology, “A year in the life of our NE coast”, the outreach team are delighted to announce that they have just taken delivery of an additional 1000 copies.
The team have been overwhelmed by the response from the public and the support that they have received from local shops, businesses and the media. The books are being sold across the world, retailing in an increasing number of local venues and have proved popular as prizes and gifts across the University.
Sea Change NE was a yearlong public engagement project to capture what happened along the NE coast over the course of a year. We invited all members of the public to take a photograph, write a poem or draw a picture that summed up what their coastline meant to them. The images have been collated and presented in a book to treasure.
We worked closely with 12 schools from across the region, each one taking ownership of a particular month, and their work introduces each chapter.
Any profits from the sale of the book will go to support projects promoting young people’s engagement with the natural environment.
The resulting book is entitled “a year in the life of our north east coast – by the people who live here” and can be purchased here.
The book can also be bought throughout the region at the following locations: Waterstones branches in Newcastle, Hexham and Silverlink. Newcastle's branch of Blackwells, Newcastle Universities Student Shop and The Tourist Information Centre in Morpeth.
For more information e-mail: MASTOutreach or Telephone: 0191 208 3066.
You can visit the Sea Change NE flickr account here.
We would like to thank Durham Heritage Coast for financial support for this project.
“This event is part of a series of activities taking place throughout 2011 to celebrate
Newcastle University’s world-leading work on sustainability.
For more information, see www.ncl.ac.uk/sustainability.
Extracts from the book.