Samphire Hoe has organised two event in February on the Megaflood: the first one ꞋCave Art of the megafloodꞋ workshop took place on 14 February and the second on the Science of the megaflood.
On 14 February, 40 people attended the Cave art of the megaflood workshop during which they used cade rat methods to make pictures that told the story of how Britain became separated from mainland Europe, and therefore an island, as a result of a catastrophic flood around 200,000 years ago.
It is thought that humans at that time may have witnessed the even taking place and used cave art to share their stories.
During the workshop, a variety of different techniques were used to make handprints similar to those that have been found in caves across the world. Attendants made their own pigment and used cloths to paint pictures of animals that may have been around at that time: the saber-toothed tiger was very popular!
The following Sunday, on 21 February, 35 people came along to the education shelter at Samphire Hoe to discover the science of the megaflood. With the help of some eager young scientists, attendants recreated stages of the megaflood which included the moment when the water broke through. They all took part in a walk around Samphire Hoe and learned how a plunge pool is made, how strong the water is and how strange tear drop shaped islands on the sea floor are formed.