The Little Things Matter Workshop with Phycologist Lorraine Archer, Wexford

This workshop explores the incredible contribution phytoplankton make to life on Earth. Phytoplankton, found in oceans and freshwater basin ecosystems all across the world, are the base of the marine food web and produce over 40% of the world’s oxygen through photosynthesis. After an introductory presentation participants will collect samples of marine and freshwater phytoplankton from local sources and examine them to better understand the supportive role these unseen plants play in our ecosystem.

This workshop is led by Lorraine Archer, a Phycologist specialising in taxonomic and molecular skills for the identification of marine phytoplankton and freshwater micro-algae. Lorraine is currently Research Laboratory Coordinator at the Plant Metabolism Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

Part of a series of workshops are being held as part of An Urgent Enquiry – an artist’s residency exploring biodiversity in County Wexford, led by artist Mark Clare and supported by Wexford County Council and the Arts Council www.anurgentenquiry.ie

Date: Saturday June 29 2019
Time: 10 AM – 12 pm
Venue: Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, Wexford
Fee: This workshop is FREE and has a maximum of 20 places. – pre registration essential.
Booking: Anyone interested in participating should contact mark.clare@gmail.com to register.

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