The Darwin Experience

 “It gives the Darwin Centre great pleasure to be supporting the Big Retreat Wales. The event looks set to light up the Festival season in the county. A wonderful celebration of the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire, at a magical and historic site, good luck to the Big Retreat Wales team”. Marten Lewis FRSA, Executive Director, Darwin Centre.

With themes such as rocky shores, climate change, marine litter, forces, and renewable energy, The Darwin Centre for Biology and Medicine delivers  hands-on field trips and experiential workshops. Based in Pembrokeshire,  it aims to engage and enthuse young people, families, and communities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  We are delighted to welcome Clare Flynn to run Shore Walks & Bug hunts  to enthuse and engage with the natural environment. Check the timetable for details. 

Meet Clare:  Hi! I  am a Freelance Naturalist and Educator with a passion for plants and pollinators, particularly wild bees. Join me on a gentle Nature Discovery walk around Lawrenny where I can point out some of the little things as well as the more eye catching and help to give a deeper understanding and appreciation of the habitats and wildlife around the festival site. With a particular interest in wildlife gardening and the role of gardens in conservation I'll be talking about what you can do after leaving the festival to help create a relaxing wildlife haven in your own gardens.

We'll be asking families to create some natural art to celebrate the festival using found materials from the beautiful woodland and meadow surroundings. Let your imagination run wild!

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