The Earl of Pembroke

As part of Seafair Haven 2014, David Lort-Phillips from the HMS Beagle Project organised for the Earl of Pembroke to visit Pembrokeshire.  Thanks to sponsorship from the Bluestone Foundation we were able to take a group of students on to this magnificent vessel for a sail around the Milford Haven Waterway and out past St Ann's Head. (more…)
Earl feature


West Dale

Wednesday 12th November 2014: Marine litter pick with St Francis School at West Dale.

St Francis12.11.2014

Lydstep Haven

Monday 10th November 2014: Rock pooling with year 3 from Tavernspite School.

Tavernspite - Lydstep Haven 10.11.2014

Pembrokeshire Seals with Kate Lock

Friday 31st October 2014:  A guided seal walk with Kate Lock around Marloes Deer Park.

seals 31.10.2014

Llansteffan Beach with Women’s Aid

Wednesday 29th October 2014: Marine litter pick and beach art with Llanelli women’s aid

Thanks to funding from the Gregg’s Foundation we have teamed up with Barry John and his VC Gallery team to deliver environmental sessions followed by an art workshop.  This time we were at Llansteffan beach with a group from Llanelli women’s aid.  In the morning we carried out a litter pick on the beach, rock pooled and caught shrimps in our push nets.  After a well deserved lunch break we met Barry and his crew from the VC Gallery for some beach art, pebble drawing and Halloween themed ‘Face Off’s’.  A face off involves two people standing opposite each other with a blank canvas in front of them.  They then have to draw the person opposite them in a limited amount of time.  As it was coming up to Halloween the drawings needed to have a Halloween theme to them.


Thursday 23rd October 2014: Minibeasts, ponds, microscopes and art with year 1 and year 2 from Ysgol Glannau Gwaun

Ysgol Glannau Gwaun 23.10.2014

Exploring the Cleddau

Monday 20th October 2014:

cosheston 20.10.2014

Bug Hunting with the PLC

Friday 17th October & Tuesday 21st October 2014: Bug hunting & microscopes with pupils from the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre in Neyland.

Neyland PLC

Plankton with the VC Gallery

Wednesday 15th October 2014:  Plankton workshop with the VC Gallery.

VC Gallery 15.10.2014

We have teamed up with Barry John from the VC Gallery to link science workshops with art thanks to funding from the Gregg’s Foundation.  We delivered a plankton workshop for some of the VC Gallery attendees; they now have the task of drawing some of the plankton and developing a cartoon strip.  We can’t wait to see the results!

Rock Pools & Microscopes

Rock pooling & microscopes with Saundersfoot year 6.

Wednesday 8th October 2014:

Rock pooling on Lydstep Haven with Mrs Cook and her year 6 class.

Braving the rain  Common shore crabs matingLydstep rock pooling  Velvet swimming crab moulting

We were lucky enough to find a Velvet Swimming Crab in the process of moulting.  This was an exciting event for the pupils to watch! Then they found a pair of Common Shore Crabs mating.



Thursday 9th October 2014:

Rock pooling on Lydstep Haven with Mr. Davies and his year 6 class.


Curled Octopus 09.10.2014  Curled Octopus1

The group found a Curled Octopus during our rock pooling session.  It’s only the second one we have ever found in 10 years of rock pooling.  Needless to say Mrs Cook and her class were quite jealous!

Curled Octopus 09.10.2014 (2)  Brittle star


Tuesday 14th October 2014:

Microscope workshops at Saundersfoot School.

Plankton workshop  Looking at crab carapace

We visited Mr Davies’ class in the morning and then Mrs Cook’s class in the afternoon with our microscopes and local plankton samples.  We looked at life cycles, adaptations and food chains before using the microscopes to look at the plankton and of course we had a bit of time to look at Marten’s scab (see picture below on the left),

Marten's Scab  Identifying plankton


Broad Haven – Cleaning up West Dale

Monday 13th October 2014: Broad Haven School cleaning up marine litter on West Dale.

View of Skokholm  Dead cetaceanWest Dale  DSCN1762

Mrs Grey’s class from Broad Haven School did a fantastic job cleaning up West Dale Beach.  They all got stuck in and collected 8 bags of rubbish and several large plastic containers.