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Blue Carbon Habitats in Nature and Art: coastal ecosystems for a healthy planet

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

Explore a series of video shorts and artworks, take part in ‘blue’ craft activities, and chat with the artists themselves. Scientists from the Oxford Seascape Ecology Lab will also be on hand to talk about why these areas of the ocean are so essential in helping to deal with the effects of climate change. 

Suitable for everyone. This is a drop-in activity - just turn up! At the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

What’s it about?

Coastal ecosystems such as seagrasses and wetlands are diverse and underappreciated habitats that play a crucial role in the health of the planet, including as carbon stores. See behind the scenes of how scientists have teamed up with artists to produce creative interpretations of blue carbon habitats.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Lisa Wedding, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford, with artists Jenny Lines and Alejandra Mora Soto and members of the Oxford Seascape Ecology Lab

Open to

Open to everyone.

Of particular interest to

For anyone who is interested in climate change, oceans, visual arts and creativity.

Event Booking details

This drop-in event will take place in the Old Library of the Pitt Rivers Museum. Entrance to the Pitt Rivers Museum is via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW. Once inside the Museum of Natural History, walk straight past the dinosaurs and take a left at the statue of Darwin - that's where you will find the Pitt Rivers' arched door. Come down the steps and you'll see our welcome desk.