Upcoming Events

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 BayWelcome to Arc, Twitter: @arcteam and Instagram, Arc.Ways.Contact Claire Hector, claire@arc-consulting.co.uk / claire@artecology.design, tel. 07710 363446 for more information.

And loads and loads of pictures of it all in our galleries…

Next up….

Discovery Bay…. Biology Week & Earth Sciences Week 2019

We’ve been celebrating the Island’s Biosphere all year.  Next up is Discovery Bay Biology Week…

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

Sunday 13th October 10.30am til 4.00pm

Become a Bayologist and celebrate National Biology & Earth Sciences Week right here in Sandown 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 there to help, and it’s free for all!

Upstairs at the Museum, Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QA

PS. You’ll still need to buy a ticket to go into the main museum section.


Wild Glades!

Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 10am – 4pm

The Glades, High Centre, Bromley BR1 1DN

Come and discover a secret world of wildlife, all to be found locally, with our pop-up Biology Lab and natural history museum!

Learn about our big plans to help bring biodiversity to The Glades and find out how you can join in….