Brand new Living Wales exhibition at CAT


The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth is opening the doors to ‘Living Wales’, a brand new visitor exhibition which has been developed in collaboration with Aberystwyth University, this summer.


Using a combination of cutting-edge satellite observation, computer analysis and input from the public on the ground, Living Wales captures incredible details and information from the Welsh landscape and represent it though fascinating interactive displays.


Acting as the public facing showcase for the project, the exhibition allows visitors to see how satellite imagery has revealed the scale of climate change over the last 30 years and to explore how technology can help us manage solutions in the future.


John Challen, head of CAT’s Eco Centre, said: ‘’Living Wales offers such fantastic opportunities for engaging the public with the bigger picture in a way that we couldn’t before.


“We’re inviting the public to come and get involved and to help us collect the data to feed into the exhibition. It’s a totally different way to learn about our changing environment.’’


The team at CAT is busy developing workshops and activities for audiences ranging from families and school groups to academic groups and short course participants. Topics will include everything from biodiversity surveys through to studies on climate change with the help of state-of the-art satellite data.


The new exhibition is unveiled to the public on July 31 and is kicking off with a fantastic nature hunt activity for families as part of CAT’s summer holidays offer.


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‘Living Wales’ visitor exhibition.


A satellite image of Wales.




For more information, please contact Rob Bullen, CAT Visitor Centre marketing

Tel. no: 01654 704975