Welcome to The Darwin Centre
The Darwin Centre for Biology and Medicine is a Pembrokeshire charity established in 1994, it aims to engage and enthuse young people, families, and communities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
There are two elements to the charity: The Education Programme known as the Darwin Experience, and the Research and Engagement Programme.
What do we do?
We deliver hundreds of hands-on field trips and experiential workshops, engaging over 3000 participants every year. The flagship programme is the Dragon LNG Darwin Experience, which has been running since 2005 and has worked with over 50,000 individuals. Thanks to our core sponsorship from Dragon LNG, every school in Pembrokeshire has access to free field trips and workshops every year; on themes such as rocky shores, climate change, marine litter, forces, and renewable energy. CLICK HERE to watch the Dragon LNG Darwin Experience video.
In 2016 we undertook a 3-year case study with the Milford Haven cluster of Schools along with Pembroke Dock Community School. We aimed to engage, enable and enthuse pupils in STEM and to see a statistically significant increase in attainment at Year 6 when compared to non case study schools. To read the full report by Dr Verity Jones CLICK HERE
Family, public and Scouting events run alongside the schools programme each year, including public lectures, Science Café events, rock pooling, geology walks, seal walks and pond dipping.