Amy Chambers, Westonbirt School Gloucestershire, 19th-23rd August 2013

As I am going into my last year of 6th form working at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre has been a wonderful experiencethat has helped me get closer to a decision on what I would like to do in the future which is to work in animal conservation.
It was great shadowing the volunteers who were welcoming and friendly. My jobs ranged from litter collecting on the local beaches and writing up and inputting the previous day's data from the boat and land surveys. I participated in many land surveys myself in which I learned how much work and effort is put in and the importance of conserving marine life around Cardigan Bay. I was fortunate to see many dolphins from the vantage point of the harbour wall and also a grey seal!
To end an enjoyable week I was able to go on a boat trip on the Anna Lloyd with skipper Steve, where I saw seals basking on the rocks and dolphins which came very close to the boat.
Thank you to Laura and the volunteers for my fantastic and memorable week