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VOICES - using your creative voice for science

Using the arts to communicate climate change impact on insects

  • Organisation: UEA
  • Alternate location: exhibition in October at Cley Visitor Centre
  • Age groups: 5 to 11, 11 to 16, 16 to 18, 18 to 25
  • 5 ways to wellbeing: Connect, Take notice, Keep learning
  • Cost: Free
  • Date: 10th June 2022
  • How to join: Just turn up
  • Location: online for worksheets

Using the arts to explore the effect climate change is having on Norfolk’s endangered insects.
A new student-run club at UEA aims to empower people, particularly young people, to use creative outlets to inspire discussions on important scientific topics such as climate change. UEA science and creative writing students have designed three templates for young people to participate in, raising their aspirations as citizen scientists and confidence in their voice to make a difference with climate change awareness.

UEA students hope this project will raise awareness of how insects are in danger of becoming extinct due to habitat loss caused by climate change and other environmental factors, as well as celebrate the importance of insects for a healthy planet.

All work produced will be included in an exhibition at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Visitor centre in October. Deadline to receive poems and artwork is 5th August, although you can also submit your work during the exhibition at Cley Visitor Centre in October. Please see resources on the website for more information and where to send your poems and art to!

All insect artwork will be entered into a competition, with the winning designs being made into an insect sock by UEA Biological Sciences Aluma Lucy Jeffrey, who has a mission to help save endangered species with her ethical company www.barekind.co.uk. 10% of proceeds will go towards funding work by Norfolk Wildlife Trust.