Sea Trust Wales are officially launching our new VR Experience and our Discovery Room based at the Ocean Lab in Goodwick. Both the experience and the educational room are part of our new project – Discover Môr.
The project aims to connect people with our marine world, allowing people of all ages to learn about the Ocean, increasing awareness of the amazing diversity of Pembrokeshire’s seas, and inspiring people to care about the marine environment.
Project Manager Holly Dunn says “This is such an exciting project for Sea Trust, the VR Experience is an educational experience increasing access to Pembrokeshire's marine environment. Participants are immersed in the underwater world, learning about our marine life, and gaining a new perspective on our Ocean.”
The VR Experience can be booked online via our website (www.seatrust.org.uk) or at the Sea Trust front desk. The Discovery Room is free which includes microscopes, a small children’s play corner, and an educational virtual rockpooling activity – Pwll y Môr.
Our Education & Outreach Officer Nadia, who is working on the project, is developing a programme to take the VR Experience to local schools. If you’d like to find out more, then please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our generous funders The Waterloo Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund who made the Discover Môr project possible. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to JWJT Media for creating the VR Experience and working hard to film Pembrokeshire’s wonderful marine life over the last several months, to LoJack Images for his photography, and to Celtic Deep for their contribution to filming by taking us out on the boat.
Our team of Maintenance Volunteers also deserve a special mention for all their efforts getting the Discovery Room ready, asking for only tea and biscuits in return! You’re amazing!