The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) is launching a new project in Ceredigion.
The Discovering Our Coasts Project aims to provide local young people (aged 14-25) with the opportunity to discover the Ceredigion coast and to develop key skills through a range of coastal events such as Marine Biologist Day’s, Dolphin Survey Picnics and though volunteering at CBMWC.
The volunteering opportunities available to young people will include a range of activities from land based marine mammal surveys to conducting beach cleans, running educational events and inspiring people through the CBMWC visitor centre.
As the Living Seas Science Officer, Sarah Perry leads the Wildlife Trusts marine team based at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre and has been involved in marine conservation in the area for almost 15 years. “The Wildlife Trusts Living Seas work is vital for securing a healthy marine environment for future generations and young people are the future guardians of our seas. This project aims to inspire young people about the marine environment on their doorstep, to encourage them to explore their local area and to become involved in marine conservation now and in the future.
Overseeing the project is Living Seas Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Evans who originally joined the team at CBMWC as a volunteer in March 2015.
“We’re looking to work with young people who are interested in marine conservation, environmental education or who just wish to become involved in their local community”
“Volunteering is a great way to gain and develop skills and can help you get into work or into further education. I wouldn’t be where I am now without the experience I gained as a volunteer at CBMWC!”
Full training will be provided by the Living Seas experts at CBMWC and you don’t need a background in science to become involved. Volunteering at CBMWC is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain new skills, contribute towards marine conservation and experience our amazing marine life.
The project is supported by the Volunteering Wales Grant programme via The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).