Cath Lewis is our new Wildlife Education Officer, she started at the beginning of March, based between Dow Corning Cadoxton Ponds and Parc Slip, however she is not new to our organisation. Cath has volunteered with us for a number of years, both on our work parties in east Glamorgan and with our WATCH group at Parc Slip
Not all educational work is wildlife themed as Dow Corning support the local schools with Science & Engineering, Maths Mentoring as well as Outdoor Learning. The month of March saw a big focus on Science, in the form of preparation and participations in a series of National Science Week events, which saw 200+ visit the Eco Centre for a hands on science lesson. The Year 5 children from 7 local schools made bubble bath and bath bombs in time for Mothers Day treats. The aim of the session was to show that science can be fun, and to encourage more children to consider science as a career option. These schools will return in the following terms to learn about subjects such as mini beast , differing habitats and sustainable energy.
Time at Parc Slip was spent reaching out to local schools in the Bridgend area with a view to re-establishing links to encourage more school visits to the Reserve and Education Centre.