Wild Coast Sussex – Ocean Hackathon (Free Event For 16-25s)

Ocean Hackathon poster

Event Details

Event Date:


Start time: 10:00

End time: 16:30

Event Short Description

16-25’s who feel passionate about local coast and want to see local wildlife thriving can take part in this Ocean Hackathon – a chance to contribute to marine wildlife projects in Sussex

Event Information

Local marine wildlife with Wild Coast Sussex’s Ocean Hackathon

Find free tickets here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/ocean-hackathon-with-wild-coast-sussex-tickets

For those who feel passionate about local coast and want to see local wildlife thriving, Wild Coast Sussex is inviting 16-25-year-olds to take part in this Ocean Hackathon, a chance to contribute to ongoing marine wildlife projects in Sussex. Workshop as they hack their way through current issues and find ways to tackle the big questions. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts.

  • This event is completely free
  • It’s fully catered
  • Travel costs are covered (travel will only be reimbursed if you have receipts as evidence of payment)
  • Goody bags
  • Meet like-minded people and experts in the sector
  • Your thoughts and ideas will feed into decisions made by local organisations and partners of the Wild Coast Sussex project, such as the Sussex Wildlife Trust, the Marine Conservation
  • Society, Sussex IFCA, and SEA LIFE Brighton

10:00: Arrival: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided ready for a morning of brainstorming new ideas.

10:30 – 13:00: Morning session: Keynote speakers (one of the keynote speakers has a guide dog who will be present on the day) will kick off the day before we split into groups and chat about the topics at hand.

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch (provided for you)

14:00 – 16:30: Afternoon session: Vote on favourite ideas and an opportunity to expand on these further throughout the afternoon.

16:30 – End of the day and opportunity to socialise (don’t forget to grab goody bags)

Instructions on how to get there

Cycling: One of the best ways to travel to the De La Warr Pavilion is by bicycle. Find out more about the Coastal Culture Trail here. Bike stands are situated at the front (north) entrance of the building next to the auditorium.

Bus: The Stagecoach Wave 99 bus runs between Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings every 20 minutes and stops right outside the De La Warr Pavilion.

Train: the nearest station is Bexhill Staion which is an 8 minute walk. It is on the same line as Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

Car: There is a car park at the De La Warr. Please be aware the Rother District Council car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking .There is metered parking on Bexhill sea front. Bexhill is roughly 15 minutes drive from Hastings, half and hour from Eastbourne and an hour from Brighton (traffic dependent!).

Accessibility: Review the De La Warr’s accessibility page for full accessibility details: www.dlwp.com/visit-us/accessibility

For further requirements let them know when signing up and they’ll ensure adjustments are in place on the day. Contact numbers and emails for staff in case you are lost, or for emergencies/queries: Sophie Atkinson: 07485 906 005 sophieatkinson@sussexwt.org.uk or Nikki Hills: 07498 251 494 nikkihills@sussexwt.org.uk

Terms and Conditions

  • This event is for 16–25-year-olds only. Although tickets are free, booking is necessary to attend the event.
  • You will be asked to leave if you are not respectful of others.
  • You will be asked to confirm your attendance via email two days prior to the event.
  • If you wish to be reimbursed for travel expenses, ensure you keep any receipts/tickets as evidence. Only travel within Sussex will be reimbursed, and there is an upper cap of £25pp so take public transport where possible.
  • Allergies/dietary requirements: This event is fully catered so inform them if you have allergies or requirements when you sign up. (Everything will be veggie with vegan options).

Admission Details

Adult: Free


Child Age Limit: 16-25 year olds only

Concession Details:

Organiser Details

Name: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Telephone: 01273 497561

Email: swtbookings@sussexwt.org.uk

Venue Details

Address: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP

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