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, The Arc Woodland Safari, Rockpool Magic, Sandman Snowman, Dawn Chorus, The Christmas Garden and more.

As part of the Bay Coastal Community Team (Shaping the Bay), our Discovery Bay programme of events are designed to reveal the extraordinary science and lifelong inspiration of the natural world in our home-base, Sandown Bay.

We fund our events ourselves but donations (and sponsors too) to The Common Space are very welcome.

Follow us on Facebook:  Shaping The BayWelcome to Arc, Twitter: @arcteam and Instagram, Arc.Ways.

Or alternatively, contact Claire Hector on claire@arc-consulting.co.uk / claire@artecology.design, tel. 07710 363446 for more information.

To see what it’s all about, take a look at our galleries…

Coming up….

Discovery Bay 2019…

Keep an eye out here for a whole year’s worth of Bayology events timed to celebrate the Island’s Biosphere nomination as well as Under the Pier!


Dawn Chorus Magic 

Sunday 19th May 4.45am

This wildlife spectacular returns to get you up before sunrise!  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

Approximately 2 hour walk. Wear comfy shoes.

Facebook: Shaping The Bay  & The Common Space



Wild About Wight The Arc Safari & Celebration

Friday 31st May 1pm – 3pm

We’ll be helping Wild About Wight and Artecology with a WILD NATURE & ART SAFARI to celebrate the new Artecology Biototem trail & discover the wildlife in the Arc’s woodland & beyond!





Meet us in the Arc Playground, Slade Road, OAKFIELD, Ryde PO33 1HA

Wear comfy shoes or wellies & children must be accompanied by an adult.

Walk or cycle to us from all around town! Nearest station: St John’s Road. Parking: Slade Road or Nicholson Road Ind. Estate

Free Event

For further info, contact: claire@vectishousing.co.uk

Facebook: Natural-Wight & Instagram: Wild_About_Wight


Discovery Bay Biology Week

Exploring 100 million years of Bay wildlife, from ammonites to cuttlefish!

Sunday 13th October 10.00am til 4.00pm

Become a Bayologist and celebrate National Biology Week right here in Discovery Bay with a day stuffed full of life science activities for all ages. Try out our powerful microscopes, sieve for life in the soil, fire up the mighty bug hoover, dip for pondlife and fill up our wildlife aquarium, and marvel at the mole-in-a-jar!

The Bay science team from Arc, Artecology, The Common Space, Dinosaur Isle and The National Poo Museum will all be here, and it’s free for all the family!

Venue tbc…