Maritime Archaeologist for an Hour sessions involve working with groups of young people (and the not-so-young!), giving them the opportunity to try their hand at maritime archaeology in a carefully controlled environment. Sessions have taken place along the foreshore in locations such as the River Hamble and Forton Lake but can also take place in school grounds or community centres. The young people can try archaeological survey techniques including using planning frames, measuring tapes and section and plan drawing.

These sessions have proved a real hit with the young people  taking part and have enthused and engaged them through a very hands-on experience. One aspiring maritime archaeologist of the future, Alex Pope, 14, was inspired to write an article about his experiences in the Young Archaeology Club magazine after his visit with the HWTMA to the River Hamble.