Nia Griffith swapped the hullabaloo of the House of Commons for an even wilder environment to share an outdoor learning experience with a group of A-level students.
Nia joined Gower College students at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust National Wetland Centre Wales in Penclacwydd, Llanelli, for a day of pond dipping, monitoring wetland birds and looking at the issues involved in managing wetland plants.
It formed part of a visit by the Gower College students, which had been organised as a key part of their A-level biology work.
But the event as a whole was also part of the Every Child Outdoors initiative, which involves more than 50 sites hosting visits from their local school and MP, as part of a UK-wide initiative to get every child access to outdoor learning experiences. The RSPB, the Field Studies Council and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust have been collaborating on the project.