From inclusive and interactive group workshops to the perfect residential school trip, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) invites primary or secondary school groups to immerse themselves into a world of sustainable energy this autumn.
CAT has over 40 years of experience in sustainability practice and is a renowned centre for environmental education. Set in the beautiful woody backdrop of the Dyfi Biosphere in Mid-Wales, our tours, workshops and 7 acres of interactive displays are an excellent choice to get your pupils thinking about sustainable futures and the environment.

Our engaging workshops include core elements of science and geography as well as incorporating critical thinking skills, numeracy and literacy.

  • Pupils can experiment with building their own mini wind turbines and observe how their designs produce different amounts of electricity in our ‘Wind power workshop’.
  • Pupils compare energy sources in a scientifically rigorous but engaging way through our very popular ‘Energy Trumps’ workshop.
  • Pupils can discover the carbon footprint and environmental impact of everyday items including your mobile phone in the ‘Where’s the impact’ workshop. (Many more workshops are available!)

There will also be the opportunity to take part in expert guided tours around our beautiful site so your group can see real examples of renewable energy in more detail and further develop their understanding in a way that cannot be demonstrated in the classroom.

To book or for more information, please contact our education team on 01654 705983 or email