University Group in the 360 Observatory
A visit to the Dyfi Osprey Project and Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve provides the opportunity for students to observe the work of a wildlife organisation in action. They can see first hand the day to day challenges of balancing conservation work, land management and visitor engagement on a working site. From A Levels, HNDs to MScs and PHDs we can tailor your visit to meet the needs of your group.
We can accommodate one group of up to 25 students with accompanying staff at any one time.
Length of Visit
We suggest that a visit of around one and a half to two hours should allow you sufficient time to explore the reserve from the boardwalks, spend time in the 360 Observatory and ask all the questions you want to in a Question and Answer session.
We ask for a donation £2.00 per student for a led visit to the site. This includes a guided tour and a question and answer session with a member of staff.
Our on site facilites are listed here .
In addition we also have a large covered learning area on the lower level of the 360 Observatory. This area can be used as a learning space or as a lunch area. Please note that while it is covered it is not weather proof and sessions may have to be adapted due to the weather.
What to Bring
Everyone in your group will need to be dressed appropriately for the weather, we can move most sessions into shade or undercover if required but will generally be outside for part if not all of your session. Please bring an extra layer if it is chilly and don't forget the sun cream and a hat in the summer.
Sensible, flat footwear is fine for all visits. You don't need wellies or boots as all access is on our wide, non-slip boardwalks.
Food and Drink
We do have a small cafe on site serving a selection of drinks and sandwiches but we recommend that groups bring their own food and drinks with them. There are a number of seating areas that can be used at lunch time. We do ask that you take all of your rubbish away with you at the end of your visit.
First Aid Kit and Medication
We have first aid facilities on site but do ask groups to make sure that they have their own first aider and first aid kit along with any specific medications required by the group. Please make our staff aware of any relevant medical conditions at the start of your visit - particularly allergies to insects and plants.
Information about finding The Dyfi Osprey Project and Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve can be found here.
Please be aware that we cannot accommodate large coaches (more thatn 35 seats) in the carpark and that drop off areas are very limited. We recommend groups use minibuses where possible.
Please let us know when you book how you will be travelling so that we can organise parking to accommodate your vehicles.
Other Site Users
Please be aware that The Dyfi Osprey Project and Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve are open to the public everyday from March to September. This means that we cannot offer exclusive use of the facilities like the 360 Observatory and small hides during this time. We can however arrange group access to these areas and make sure that the education areas are availble for group visits.
If you would like to book a visit or find out more about what we can offer your group, please complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Research and Project Work
We occasionally have opportunities for students to undertake research projects with us. If you have a project proposal or dissertation topic that you would like to discuss with us please contact us.