Day visits to our centre
We provide year round marine environmental education sessions to schools and groups. 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.
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.
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 volunteers 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: Sessions can be carried out in either English or Welsh provided that they are on days when our Living Seas Awareness Officer is available. Please note however that we do not have any fluent Welsh speaking volunteers so not all sessions can be carried out bilingually or through the Welsh medium. If you are a Welsh speaker and would like to volunteer, we would be delighted to hear from you.
We are very flexible with arrangements, and can tailor content and activities to meet your particular requirements. If you would like a boat trip as part of your visit this will incur additional cost Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Speakers for presentations
We can provide speakers for adult groups too.
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 (CBMWC or venue of your choice) – £40 (plus travel costs)
Two hours of classroom activities with preliminary talk – £60
Teacher training talks lasting approximately 1 hour (CBMWC or venue of your choice – £50 (plus travel costs)
Half day field visit to CBMWC (for children up to age 14) – £30 for up to 10 children. £3.50 for every child after.
Full day field visit to CBMWC (for children up to age 14) – £50 for up to 10 children. £5.50 for every child after.
Half day field visit to CBMWC (age 14+) – £50 for up to 10 people. £6 for every person after.
Full day field visit to CBMWC (age 14+) – £70 for up to 10 people. £8 for every person after.
(There is a minimum charge of £30 for half day and £50 for full day field visits. Additional cost for boat trip – prices available on request)
Corporate days – from £100. Please contact us to discuss prices.