The shore shapers guide (www.shoreshapers.org) helps people understand more about the geomorphology of rocky coasts and how the plants and animals that live on rocky shores help shape their habitat, explaining how rock composition and physical characteristics influences the types of plants and animals that live on the shore. It was showcased by The Times and National Geographic Kids Magazine in 2014, and became a permanent exhibition in the aquarium at the Field Studies Council Centre in Millport in 2015. It is used in Scottish Wildlife Trust public engagement activities with Edinburgh schools as part of the Edinburgh Living Landscapes programme, with funding from NERC’s pilot earth public engagement call. The guide was funded by Esmée Fairbairn.
Case study: Shore shapers