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 in the Discovery Bay calendar of events and become a Bayologist in 2018!
Follow our updates here or on Facebook: Shaping The Bay, Welcome to Arc,Twitter: @arcteam. Or alternatively, contact Claire Hector on firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com, tel. 07710 363446.
Here are our events galleries!
Celebrating Biology Week
Sunday 14th October 10.30am – 2.30pm
Exploring a 100 million years of Bay wildlife, from ammonites to cuttlefish! Become a Bayologist and help celebrate National Biology Week right here in Discovery Bay with a day stuffed full with life science activities for all ages.
@ The Works & The Science Beach
Browns Golf Course, Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8AF
The Christmas Garden
SAVE THE DATE! Sunday 16th December…. more details to follow.
The Common Space and Ventnor Exchange invite all and everyone to join them in a free, glorious and light-filled celebration of Christmas in Sandown’s Barrack Battery and Gardens again this year.
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May…
Sandown Bay spectacular, Hullabaloo is a two-day unmissable extravaganza from Shademakers UK featuring kite-flying, parades, art, making, music and the SoapBox Challenge!
After the barnstorming success of the Discovery Bay arena last year, the Discovery Bay team (that’s Artecology, Arc, The Common Space and the National Poo Museum) will be bringing science, nature, heritage, and even health to Hullabaloo again in 2019, revealing life-long inspiration and extraordinary natural magic of Sandown Bay.
Join us for spectacular shows, pop-up labs and plop-up displays from our team of Art-Ecologists and the National Poo Museum. Last year’s event gave us the chance to see the explosive Science Museum and mad Wonderstruck, to meet the Royals (the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal College of Pathology) and Dr Erica McAlister, Dipterist from The Natural History Museum too. We picked the brains and bones of dinosaur experts from the IW Dinosaur Museum, learnt about the work of the Wild Heart Trust and IW Zoo, discovered iWatch and the BioBlitz, the fantastic Wildlife Trust Beach School… and then there was Forest school, Biology Big Top, Wild About Wight, Time Taxi and much more. Hullabaloo and Discovery Bay takes place in various locations… The Discovery Bay area, Top Floor at Dinosaur Isle, on the Science Beach and out in and among the woods of the Willow Walk.