Are you interested in hearing more about Sea Watch and their research?
You can join us in New Quay for our outreach events this Summer.
Sea Watch’s primary office is located in New Quay, Wales and we have recently opened our new Education Centre & Dolphin Hub. We are open daily (subject to volunteer availability) and at weekends 10 AM – 4 PM.
SATURDAY 27 JULY: “The Hidden Lives of Harbour Porpoises”
This talk will be presented by Bill Keener from California’s Marine Mammal Center – Golden Gate Cetacean Research. Bill is visiting us for our National Whale and Dolphin Watch which takes place 27 July – 4 August.
LOCATION: New Quay Memorial Hall
TIME: 6 PM start
DETAILS: £3 entry and must email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! All children under 12 years go free. There will be snacks and beverages available on arrival.
Would you like to be part of the NWDW team? You can read more about scheduled watches click here.
EVERY FRIDAY: The Community Market
LOCATION: New Quay Memorial Hall
TIME: 10 AM – 12 PM
DETAILS: Sea Watch will have a stand, talking all things cetaceans and showcasing some of our new merchandise. You can support other local businesses displaying their fresh vegetables, plants, homemade crafts, cosmetics, and baked goods! Tea and coffee also available.
Sea Watch will be attending this event, which is hosted every for the rest of Summer. We hope to see you there.
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Outreach in New Quay
Visits to New Quay can be arranged where you can meet our team who are researching bottlenose dolphins and other cetaceans in Cardigan Bay. Your visit can be tailored to your interests.
- The new Education Centre allows us more flexibility and resources in hosting large events in New Quay, where you can meet our research team on site.
- Thanks to the beautiful coastline, we also have New Quay pier right on our doorstep and are able to host activities outside weather allowing.
- Events generally take place May – October.
EVERY FRIDAY STARTING 7th JUNE: OUR PLANET MOVIE NIGHTS
LOCATION: Sea Watch Foundation, Paragon House
TIME: Movie starts at 7 PM, doors open at 6.30 PM
DETAILS: As World Environmental Day and World Oceans Day fast approaches… Sea Watch wanted to invite you all to celebrate with us. We will be hosting weekly FREE MOVIE NIGHTS in our new Education Centre, where we will be showing an episode of the new Netflix documentary OUR PLANET. Every Friday night following, you can join us for another episode! This will be a great opportunity to catch up with Sea Watch team and take a look around our new Education Centre while learning more about the impacts of climate change through this visual documentary. *Snacks provided*
You can watch the trailer here…
Children of New Quay Mural
Help us to grow our Children of New Quay mural. This artwork has a permanent home in our Dolphin Hub – but it’s not finished yet! The collage symbolises the ocean, with interweaving themes of plastic pollution and it’s impacts on a once healthy ecosystem. We welcome in families to craft artwork from recycled waste. You can even spot cetaceans right out the window as you craft – the Dolphin Hub overlooks the Bay.
You can also “rescue the dolphin” where we re-enact a cetacean stranding. This exciting activities educates the public on what to do if they find a real life dolphin or whale beached. All the family can get involved in following proper protocol!
Other common events include bake sales, movie nights, quiz nights, rock pool exploring, book readings, arts & crafts, treasure hunts.
We often organise beach and other litter clean ups! Check out our resident porpoise, Percy who is made from waste found in Welsh beaches:
Read more about our previous events
Where to find us?
We are located at the bottom of Wellington Place car park, overlooking the Bay.