Join The Wildlife Trusts marine team on their epic Living Seas Wales roadshow tour of the Wales Coastal Path this summer! The roadshow kicks off at Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot and will then visit various locations in Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion before heading to north Wales for the last two weeks of August.
The roadshow comes at a perfect time as we celebrate National Marine Week from 28th July to 12th August. National Marine Week is about celebrating the amazing wildlife of our seas and encouraging you out to explore it. Which is exactly what our roadshow is about…
Roadshow visitors are being told to ‘experience the unexpected’ with the incredible Sea Wales 7D augmented reality dome and there is a ‘splash’ warning too! If getting ‘wet’ isn’t your thing then how about exploring Wales’ amazing underwater world with the ‘Sea Quest’ and ‘Dolphin Dive’ virtual reality wildlife experiences.
As well as an amazing display of digital wildlife, families can also get up close to some of our marine creatures that live on the shore with our cool coastal events. The Living Seas Wales team will also be collecting and recording your memorable marine experiences and stories.
Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales said:
“The Living Seas Wales roadshow is a unique, family-friendly, free event with a very important conservation message. Our seas are in crisis and our success in tackling key marine threats rests on people’s understanding of the issues and accepting the need for change. The roadshow is a fantastic opportunity to educate residents and visitors to Wales through innovative digital technology about our wonderful marine wildlife and how we can protect it for the future.”
The Living Seas Wales 2018 roadshow will visit the following locations:
7th August – Aberavon Seafront, Port Talbot
8th August – National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
10th August – Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire
12th August – Sea 2 Shore Festival, Aberystwyth
14th August – Martin’s Haven, Pembrokeshire
17th August – Ocean Lab, Fishguard
18th August – The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cardigan
19th August – Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay
21st August – Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre, Aberdyfi
23rd August – Copper Kingdom, Amlwch Port
24th August – National Trust Car Park, Porthdinllaen
26th August – Holyhead Maritime Museum, Newry Beach
27th August – West Shore, Llandudno
29th August – Rhyl Promenade
1st – September - Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron
2nd September – Black Rock Sands
29th Oct – 2nd Nov – Cadw Harlech
Living Seas is The Wildlife Trusts’ vision for the future of UK seas. The Living Seas Wales project is funded by National Lottery Players (through the Heritage Lottery Fund), Visit Wales and players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. It will provide people with opportunities to learn about, enjoy and contribute to the conservation of the marine environment.
Sea Wales 7D will form part of the Living Sea Wales roadshow promoting our Welsh wildlife and related coastal experiences to both domestic and national visitors over the next 3 years. Check out the Living Seas Wales project website to find out how you can get involved with the project and the work of the Wildlife Trusts.