adventure eco centre

The Dash Eco Adventure Centre
Inspiring fulfilled lives through a journey of discovery about eco and human endurance in one inspirational place


Provide a family visitor centre attraction to promote greater interest and engagement into the environment, global warming, inspiring feats of human endurance and accomplishment
Create an iconic all year-round, all-weather tourist attraction to redefine Barry as a quality visitor destination
Be part of a wider collection of environment themed activity on the Nells Point site, Barry Island
The building to be an organic structure with new eco-friendly structures being added and removed and structure to showcase pioneering environmental build features
Inspire people to lead inspiring fulfilled lives by its inspirational location, contents and celebration of the inspiration of the poem, ‘The Dash’


An Eco Adventure Centre featuring separate display and exhibition areas on:

Environment issues
Global warming
Showcase display area featuring the ‘Atlantic Dash’ boat used by Barry man to row across the Atlantic
Exhibitions on human endurance and achievements
Exhibitions on everyday endurance and achievements
‘The Dash’ inspirational reflection area
Temporary display/event areas
Children’s play area

The Dash
(inspirational poem)
I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone,
from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?
edited on Aug 1, 2013 by johnhaskell

Barry Ideas Bank Aug 1, 2013

This looks like an ide with tremendous potential for transforming the former Nells Point site.
The Eco Adventure Centre would be a fitting showcase for the 'Atlantic Dash' boat - a bit like Greenwich has the Cutty Sark and Gypsy Moth - heres barry's onw boat of adventure..

Those who have seen you speak recognise that you are a wonderfully inspiring person and the idea of the Eco Adventure Centre captures what you stand for.

The Eco Adventure Centre has the potential to complement the proposed ideas for the site of a Sea World type centre. The two family attractions combined could be the catalysts for a major transformation of Barry.

What do others think?
What can be done to make John's dream a reality?

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