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

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Cancer Research event 27.02.2015

The bar opens at 6:00pm with the event starting at 6:45pm.

Islands of Pembrokeshire

Friday 12th December 2014: Islands of Pembrokeshire with Steve & Anna Sutcliffe

Steve and Anna Sutcliffe the ex wardens of Skomer Island kindly delivered our Christmas lecture this year.  On Friday morning we met them at Milford Haven Secondary School where they presented to a group of Welsh Baccalaureate ‘A’ level students.  The audience were impressed with Anna’s bird calls and they learnt how to identify different species of gull.

Kittiwake nests Miflrod Haven Secondary School

On Friday evening we hosted a public lecture at Pembrokeshire College.  Anna and Steve presented to a full audience and had some fascinating video footage of Manx Shearwaters.

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The evening was enjoyed by all and we look forward to welcoming the audience back to our upcoming events in the New Year.  We would like to thank Anna and Steve for giving up their time to deliver these two informative lectures for us.

Marine Litter

Tuesday 2nd December – Thursday 4th December 2014

We’ve had a busy 3 days cleaning up some of the beaches in Pembrokeshire with local schools, Keep Wales Tidy and Jenny from Beachcombers Freshwater West.

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On Tuesday we took over 45 pupils from year 6 in Milford Haven Junior School to Freshwater East with Mari Williams from Keep Wales Tidy and Jenny from Beachcombers Freshwater West.  We managed to collect 16 bags of litter in just over an hour!

Freshwater West 03.12.2014 Milford Haven Juniors 03.12.2014

On Wednesday we took the other half of the year 6 from Milford Haven Junior School to Freshwater West with Mari and Hannah from Keep Wales Tidy and Jenny from Beachcombers Freshwater West.  The team collected 12 bags of litter in an hour.

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We headed to West Dale with a small group from Hakin School on Thursday.  they collected 5 bags of litter and found a welly boot belonging to someone called Stu.  In 3 days across 3 beaches 33 bags of rubbish were removed from the beaches.  Well done to all of the pupils that participated and thanks to Mari, Hannah and Jenny for helping us out.

Our Christmas Lecture

This year our Christmas lecture will be delivered by Anna and Steve Sutcliffe on the Islands of Pembrokeshire.

” The Pembrokeshire Islands are very varied and each has its own character and all have an important part to play in tourism, conservation and science.  This lecture will look at each of the main islands in turn (except Ramsey although it will be mentioned) and describe their roles in the development of tourism in the county and the impact of the people who visit them, their conservation status  and their historic and present day management.  The research carried out on each island will be looked at in the context of managing the marine environment and our understanding of the  feeding, breeding, dispersive and migratory behaviour of the seabirds and the impact of human behaviour and climate change.  The pictures used will show the different landscapes  of each of the islands and touch on their wider conservation status – they are not just seabird islands but also have a special place in the study of migration and they each touch the hearts of people in different ways.”

Christmas lecture 12.12.2014

Lydstep Haven

Wednesday 26th November 2014: Rock pooling with Pembrokeshire College students – Lydstep Haven

Bridging group college  Crab chain

We had a successful haul from the rock pools with the students from Pembrokeshire College – 7 species of crab, 5 species of fish as well as 2 species of prawns and lots of different gastropods.

Tompot Blenny  Velvet swimming crab

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.

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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