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FSC Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire: Easter Marine Science Camp

Rocky Shores, Plankton and Sea Birds

This camp, run in partnership with the Marine Biological Association (MBA), is for young people between 16 and 24 years old who are interested in marine biology and marine science. It will include sessions on rocky shore ecology, marine citizen science and marine conservation as well as giving insights into careers and Higher Education courses. The highlights of the week include a guided walk around Skomer Island NNR (meeting the island’s seabird researchers), plankton sampling and microscope identification (using the Centre’s RIB), cetacean surveying and seine netting. As well as being inspired about the marine environment


Participants will:

  • Gain skills in aquatic biology, ecosystem surveys and species identification
  • Learn about marine conservation in a research environment
  • Meet working marine scientists
  • Share their experience with other young people with similar interests


The fee includes one year’s free Young Marine Biologist (YMB) or student membership of the Marine Biological Association for new and existing members. A limited number of MBA travel bursaries are available for existing MBA student and YMB members at: http://www.mba.ac.uk/research-top-3/awards-grants-and-training#b22

Attendance can qualify you for your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential (always check with your DofE leader before booking).

Financial support for this opportunity

If you can demonstrate financial need we may be able to help pay for up to 50% of the fee through our Young Environmentalists Fund.

This residential is based at FSC Dale Fort, which sits on a dramatic rocky peninsular on the Pembrokeshire Coast.


Dates: Sat 13 April – Wed 18 April 2019

Location: FSC Dale Fort, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3RD

Price: £300

Contact: 01646 623920 or [email protected]

More details or book online: www.field-studies-council.org/young-people


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Sat 13 April - Wed 18 April 2019
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