Gwen Machin, Michael House School, 1st-5th July 2013

I have had a really great work experience here at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre where I shadowed the volunteers, along with two other work experience girls. Together we did various tasks such as litter picking, land surveys, boat surveys, data entry and working in the centre. On my very first day we went on a boat survey and saw dolphins before we had even set off! I have learnt all about how they do surveys from land and from the boat and what is important to note down. Throughout the week all the volunteers have been so welcoming and helpful and have really helped me learn about the work that goes on here and marine conservation. All the different tasks that I have done have been so much fun, even the litter picking, though my favourite task  was the boat surveys were the dolphins came about 20 meters away from the boat. It was truly amazing working here at the CBMWC and it has helped me realise what I would like to go on to study. I would love to return back to the CBMWC and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for experience in this field.