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Drip! Celebration of an interdisciplinary, creative, climate science education project

Environment Themed The Grey Glacier. Photo courtesy of Dr Kathryn Adamson.

What’s on offer?

Awe. That's what Dr Kathryn Adamson felt when she heard the drip, drip, drip of melting arctic glaciers. The Drip project has used this experience to bring climate change science to young people in Greater Manchester through science-and-art sessions in primary schools. Now the children have spoken, responding to the story of ice melt with beautiful and thoughtful artefacts. Watch a short film about the project and join the team in an on-line Q&A and discussion about how creative practice has ignited these young people's interest in climate science and action.

Can't make this event? Watch the film now and share it with friends and family via social media! 

What’s it about?

The event showcases how interdisciplinary, participatory creative practices can help to engage children under 10 and inform them about complex scientific research. Learn about how human geographer Gail Skelly effectively acted as a cultural intermediary between climate change scientist Dr Kathryn Adamson and visual artist Fiona Smith. This powerful trio of disciplines helped children to conceptualise complex climate science in engaging and impactful ways. Will the children's creativity inspire you to stop that drip, drip, drip?

Who’s leading the event?

Gail Skelly, Human Geographer at Manchester Metropolitan University; Dr Kathryn Adamson, physical geographer and climate scientist at Manchester Metropolitan; Fiona Smith, visual artist.

Open to

All welcome

Of particular interest to

Teachers seeking inspiration on how to engage children with climate science and COP26.

Climate scientists looking to use arts based methods for public engagement with climate science.

Parents and school children who participated in the schools sessions

Artists interested in climate change

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