Living Seas Wales – My Wild Summer

Living Seas Roadshow

Living Seas Roadshow

The 7D Experience

The 7D Experience

Since the launch of the Living Seas Wales project and exciting ‘Sea Wales’ 7D augmented reality experience we’ve been touring the south and west Wales coast with our roadshow!

The Living Seas team have taken these incredible marine experiences to various places along the Welsh coast, and we’re not done yet! The project is now heading around the north Wales coast to reach out to even more people!

So far we’ve raised awareness of Wales’s beautiful marine wildlife and how everyone can help to conserve it to over 3,500 people!

Grace Gavigan was one of the incredible volunteers and joined the roadshow while it toured through south and west Wales. She has written a lovely article about her wild summer…

 

Wow! That is the only word that I could use to describe my experience of volunteering with The Wildlife Trusts Living Seas Wales (LSW) team on their exciting 2018 Roadshow!

The LSW team and volunteers were easy to talk to and were all super friendly, they were like a second family to me this summer. My favourite team member was Finn, the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre’s (CBMWC) Dolphin mascot. 🙂

The LSW Roadshow provided lots of fun activities for visiting families, including the awesome virtual reality experience Dolphin Dive and the new Sea Wales 7D augmented reality experience. Other activities organised included Seashore safari’s, beach cleans and rock pooling. These activities helped increase my knowledge and understanding of our beautiful Welsh coastline and waters. They have inspired me to take action to protect our Seas!

The Roadshow attended numerous locations along the Wales Costal Path. My favourite destination was the final stop on the southern Roadshow tour; Cardigan Bay, New Quay. Whilst there I was lucky enough to spot two of the semi-resident Bottlenose Dolphins; Jacky and her calf Jay less than 100 yards off the side of the Harbour Wall.

It was amazing to meet and chat with so many people about the marine wildlife that we have here in Wales and to try out the cool virtual experiences.

The roadshow will head up North to continue its tour of the Wales Costal Path, if you are visiting North Wales within the next two weeks be sure to check it out, you won’t regret it!

I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Living Seas Wales and look forward to volunteering again in the future.

Thank you Living Seas Wales and to The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, also good luck to the team from North Wales Wildlife Trust

-Grace Gavigan, age 12

Find out more about the Living Seas Wales team