how it all began
With a passion for the natural world and the coastal environment, I wanted others to connect with it. Over 7 years ago I started a little marine wildlife club for kids and started taking them to the beach to learn. I've been doing it ever since.
I have a distinct, and specialist set of skills linked to the coast derived from many places. Teaching, being a ranger, a voluntary coastguard, an adult tutor, working at a zoo, conservation volunteering, travel and working abroad at camps.
I'm highly experienced in delivering Environmental Education, Marine Education and Ocean Literacy, Outdoor Learning and STEM activities on, and about, the coast, educating, empowering and inspiring us to care for and conserve our salty environment and habitats.
PGCE Primary - PE specialsim
Beach Schools Practitioner /
Coastal School Leader (Level 3)
BSc (Hons) Geography with Ecology specialism
Marine Biology Diploma
PcET in Outdoor Learning (16+)
Marine Mammal Medic (BDMLR)
Outdoor paediatric first aid
PADI Open Water diver
Wales Coast Path Ambassador
> OLW- Outdoor Learning Wales
> IOL - Institute for Outdoor Learning
> Outdoor Learning Training Network Wales
> EMSEA - European Marine Science Educators Association
I'm very lucky to have a coastal hub which, although dinky, somehow doubles up as an education centre and shop!
Rest Bay Watersports Centre
Rest Bay Beach
I'm fully mobile and also deliver, on request, activities on other beaches year-round for larger school groups and events.
I Work with...
Anyone who wants to connect children and young people to the coast! Education, environment, play, conservation, environment, event organisers, councils, training providers, schools, playgroups, NGOs, charities and independent businesses.