The Centre is close to unsurpassed sites for investigating marine biology. Coastal habitats include wave sheltered and wave exposed rocky shores, estuaries, salt marshes and mudflats, shingle ridges and cliff tops. All are within easy walking distance along with woodlands, grassland and freshwater. Opportunities for geography include physical and human themes. The Centre's boats can be used for visiting offshore islands, especially the National Nature Reserve of Skomer.The Centre also offers courses for Irish schools.