Upcoming Events

Nature is an endless source of inspiration and we believe in exploring it in as many wonderful and inventive ways as possible –  join us on one of our free events or seminars so you can see and learn more for yourself!

Our pop-up events on the Isle of Wight include Under The Pier, Beach, Bugs & Bones, Crab & Ships, Dawn Chorus, The Christmas Garden and more. We also run the Bay Coastal Community Team (Shaping the Bay) and our Discovery Bay programme of events are designed to reveal the extraordinary science and lifelong inspiration of the natural world available to all in Sandown Bay. Join us for Discovery Bay and become a ‘Bayologist’ in 2017!

Follow our updates here or on Facebook: Welcome to Arc, Shaping The Bay, Twitter: @arcteam.  Or alternatively, contact Claire Hector on claire@arc-consulting.co.uk / claire@artecology.design, tel. 07710 363446.

Here’s our event picture galleries!


Coming up for 2018….


Discovery Bay 2018

Saturday 17th March 2018

Revealing the lifelong inspiration of the natural world in Sandown Bay for British Science Week 2018 and celebrating English Tourism Week too!

More details to follow soon…


Dawn Chorus Magic 

Sunday 29th April 2018 4.30am (argh).

This wildlife spectacular returns to get you up at 4.30 a.m!  So set your alarm and come and join us for one of nature’s great treats. We’ll hear from a host of resident and migrant songbirds (and there’s always the chance of a nightingale!).

Meeting at Longwood Lane, outside the Southern Water Treatment Works, Sandown PO36 9PR

Grid ref for start location: SZ588850

Approximately 2 hour walk.

In support of @ShapingTheBay & the Isle of Wight Walking Festival


Beach, Bugs & Bones 2018

Sunday 6th May 2018 10.30 – 12.30am

The Science Beach, the seafront opposite Browns Golf Course, Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA

The 4th annual celebration of all things wildlife, from the prehistoric to the very much alive, in beautiful Sandown Bay! Join us for fossil hunting, the beach gallery, bug hoovering soil-sieving, the hydrophone, and lots lots more!


Hullabaloo 2018... Save the date!  Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May…


Under the Pier 2018 There’s a whole wild world out there…

Uncover an Anemone!  Squint at a Sea Squirt!  Splash all the way to the Sponge Gardens!

Join Arc, Artecology and friends and discover the amazing multi-coloured marine wildlife under the famous Ryde Pier!  Date tbc…. watch this www.underthepier.space!