Nature is an endless source of inspiration and we believe in exploring and celebrating it in as many wonderful and inventive ways as possible. The Isle of Wight is now a Unesco Biosphere Reserve too and it’s this inimitable mix of people, place and nature that made it so. Protecting our biodiversity, creating cultural heritage and coming together to celebrate it all are the brilliant Biosphere principles. Why not join us on one of our free events or seminars so you can explore, learn and celebrate with us!
Our pop-up events on the Isle of Wight include Under The Pier, Beach, Bugs & Bones, The Arc Safari, Rockpool Magic, Sandman Snowman, Dawn Chorus, The Christmas Garden and more. We also head up the Bay Coastal Community Team (Shaping the Bay) and our Discovery Bay programme of events are designed specifically 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 our not-for-profit, The Common Space are very welcome.
Follow us on Facebook: Shaping The Bay, Welcome to Arc, Twitter: @arcteam and Instagram, Arc.Ways.Contact Claire Hector, email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 07710 363446 for more information.
And loads and loads of pictures of it all in our galleries…
Under the Pier 2019
There’s a whole wild world out there!
Friday 30th August 3.30pm – 6pm… under Ryde Pier
Find us on the western side of Ryde Pier, PO33 2DL
Join Arc, Artecology and friends and discover the spectacular marine wildlife that make its home under Ryde’s famous Pier. Daisies and breadcrumbs, snakelocks, pipefish and squirts…meet them all on your way to the far-flung sponge gardens!
Bring a net and a bucket & wear wellies… expect to get splashed!
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Discovery Bay Biology Week 2019
We’ve been celebrating the Island’s Biosphere nomination all year. Next up is 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!
Upstairs at the Museum, Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QA