Using LEGO Serious Play techniques, we will BUILD a better understanding of how humans and wildlife influence each other. Participants will be able to sign up for one of three sessions on the day appropriate for audiences who are 8+ years old. Light refreshments will be available at each session, and all participants will be provided with LEGO that they can take home with them at the end of the session. Note: In the event of Covid-related restrictions, participants will be mailed LEGO so that they can participate virtually.
Although we often think of people as being separate from nature, humans have both influenced, and been influenced by, a long history of close relationships with our environment and the organisms with which we share it. This session will use the LEGO Serious Play technique to explore some remarkable human-nature interactions around the world and help participants build -- literally! -- a new understanding of how humans can coexist with our wild neighbours in a more sustainable way.
The event will be facilitated by Dr Caitlin Kight, a conservation biologist, educator, and science communicator. Dr Kight is a Fellow at the Dakshin Foundation (an environmental organisation), an editor and writer for Current Conservation magazine, and the author of Flamingo (a book in the award-winning Animal Series by Reaktion Books). She is based at the University of Exeter, where she researches identity and social justice.
Any participant aged 8+ (all minors will need to be accompanied by a chaperone).
The event will be of particular interest to those who would like to explore different ways of seeing, appreciating, and engaging with nature; it is also great for creative types who enjoy communicating visually -- or who just like to play with LEGO! It is great for families with children, but will be equally engaging for those who want to use LEGO to reconnect with their inner child while learning about nature.
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