Education

Day visits to our centre

We provide year round marine environmental education sessions to schools and groups of all ages. We can help you to arrange field visits to the CBMWC with activities organised on the beach and in our dedicated education facility on the ground floor of Patent Slip Building.

Our staff and volunteers are experienced in running these activities which can be tailored to meet your requirements and linked to the National Curriculum or just your interests. A copy of our education brochure can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

We offer safe access to the local shores and beaches and can provide all the equipment and materials that your groups will need.

All activities and sites are fully risk assessed, with indoor back up facilities available in case of inclement weather.

These sessions are a useful and enjoyable experience for pupils and teachers alike.

CBMWC education room

Educational outreach programme

We offer a programme of outreach work to local schools and groups, tailored to meet the requirements of various key stages of the National Curriculum.

Working with our dedicated Living Seas Awareness Officer, we can offer:

  • Speakers for groups of pupils and /or parents: Our experienced staff or volunteer(s) will come to your school to give a presentation about the wildlife in Cardigan Bay and the work that goes on in the centre. These talks include a power point presentation and can be tailored to your requirements.
  • Classroom activities: An experienced CBMWC volunteer or staff member can come into your classroom, bringing resources from the centre so that your class can find out about the wildlife on their doorstep in Cardigan Bay. We will liaise with your staff beforehand so that the activities are appropriate for your pupils. These sessions would be led by the class teacher with the CBMWC representative in a supportive role rather than leading activities, so a preliminary meeting is essential.
  • Teacher training: Would your staff like to know more about the diversity of marine life in Cardigan Bay and why we need to protect it? We can provide a volunteer or staff member to come and talk to you about a variety of issues such as pollution, protection of the marine environment and biodiversity in Cardigan Bay.

NB: Please note that we do not have any fluent Welsh speaking volunteers or staff. If you are a Welsh speaker and would like to volunteer, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are not limited to these topics and activities, so if you would like to tailor activities to meet your particular requirements, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Speakers for presentations

We can provide speakers for adult groups too.

Costs

Although our centre is non-profit making, we do however need to make a charge to help support the work of the centre and to cover materials and volunteer travel expenses.

Speaker giving a talk lasting approximately 45 minutes – £40 (plus travel)

Two hours of classroom activities with preliminary meeting –  £60

Teacher training talks lasting approximately 1 hour – £40

Half/full day field visit to CBMWC – £2/3 per child

(Minimum charge of £30 for half day and £50 for full day field visits)

Please contact us to discuss your requirements – Telephone: 01545 560224 or email info@cbmwc.org

Please download a copy of our Living Seas Education Brochure.

CBMWC Education (Eng)

CBMWC Education (Welsh)