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Seaweed in the city

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

Our one-day workshop will involve an introductory seaweed foray at Granton beach followed by a workshop at Granton:hub in which participants will have the opportunity to create artworks with seaweed specimens and learn more about historic, current and future uses of seaweed. The event will provide an opportunity for families and young people to engage with nature, learn about local seaweed varieties, share ideas about its uses and produce a piece of artwork.

What’s it about?

While many may know of the health benefits of seaweed, few may be aware of it as a potential solution to the climate crisis. Seaweed can play a huge role in absorbing carbon emissions, regenerating marine ecosystems, creating biofuel and renewable plastics. As the seaweed industry grows, coastal communities should have a voice in the debate about the future development of the seaweed industry.

Who’s leading the event?

Niki Vermeulen, Senior Lecturer Sociology of Science, University of Edinburgh. Gina Reddie, Granton:hub; Greg Kenicer, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, ASCUS Lab, RSE Young Academy of Scotland.

Open to

Children, Young people, Artists, Families

Of particular interest to

of particular interest to artists, young people, families and anyone keen to learn about marine ecosystems

Event Booking details

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