Time Travelling by Water began in January 2008 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim was for Time Travelling by Water staff to conduct 70 school visits, appear at 5 event days, conduct 12 talks to community groups and host a website. The HLF-funded stage of the project is now at its end and we are delighted to announce that we have exceeded all expectations by conducting 121 school visits, appearing at 9 event days and delivering 13 talks to community groups. Over the course of this two year project over 10,000 people have had access to their marine and coastal heritage through the work of Time Travelling by Water. This is a huge achievement – especially given the often inaccessible nature of our submerged heritage. As this phase of the Time Travelling by Water project comes to a close, join us to look back at our achievements over the past two years in our project review booklet. As for the future – Time Travelling by Water has been so successful that we are confident that we will be able to continue to deliver high quality educational resources, information and activities. Watch this space!
Following the huge success of the Time Travelling by Water school workshops we have combined our resources and knowledge into teaching packs that explore the marine and coastal archaeology of Tudor seafaring, local history and WW2. The activities and information in the packs are suitable for KS2 and KS3 classes, GAT groups, extra-curricular clubs, home-schoolers, Young Archaeologist’s Clubs and anyone who wants to learn more about our underwater heritage. Each pack is fun, informative and is entirely free for you to download and use. Visit our Teacher’s Packs page where you will find all of the resources needed to begin exploring your marine, coastal and riverine heritage.
Time Travelling by Water recently delivered a workshop on the topic of science as part of a local school’s science week. Children in Year Four learnt about various archaeological techniques including geophysical survey, diving and geoarchaeology. As part of their exploration of geophysics Year Four made 3D models of submerged archaeology by interpreting geophysical images.
The second Time Travelling by Water podcast is now online. In this, the 12th in the popular archaeocast series, divers Graham Scott and Niall Callan describe the work that they are doing exploring the wreck of the Iona on behalf of Historic Scotland.