Understorey: The Art and Science of Climate Change

West Australian Scientist of the Year, Professor Peter Newman AO, and artist and biodiversity educator Angela Rossen, speak with Understorey about the urgent need for authentic political action on climate change. 

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Community Biodiversity with
Angela Rossen 

Angela Rossen (Honorary Research Associate at SBS) has been undertaking community outreach on behalf of the School. See her short documentary on the South Coast Community Biodiversity Survey from May 2017

A life communicating Art
and Science

Angela Rossen’s passion for the natural world spills into her artworks and community outreach bringing diverse communities to an understanding of whole systems ecology. Using every tool at her disposal, and encouraging us all to do the same. Elizabeth Po from RTR FM 92.1 speaks with Angela... 

Engaging a generation to make a difference

John Statton talks about working with a group of students from South Fremantle SHS marine specialist program, on a small marine research project. The project involved transplanting the seagrass Posidonia australis into an historically degraded seagrass habitat in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

Coast and Ocean - Geraldton Community Biodiversity Exhibition

The Geraldton community have joined artist Angela Rossen in a biodiversity project to discover and document the living things of the Geraldton coast. 

Art and Science

Wetland Biodiversity Painting created by the Chrysalis Montessori students in an Art Science Workshop with Angela Rossen in April 2019

Painting the living things of the tidal mud flats.

Cable Beach Primary School

Photo: Angela Rossen

Painting fish of the seagrass meadow. 

Geraldton Primary School

Photo: Angela Rossen

Seagrass Meadows with Artist and Biodiversity Educator Angela Rossen

Community Outreach

Science communication is essential both for inspiring the next generation of scientists and to engage and inform the wider community. If we are to have scientists in the future, children must be exposed to the idea that a career in the sciences is a lifetime adventure of exploration and discovery. This is achieved when scientists and communicators work together  - sharing knowledge and enthusiasm. Many outreach activities and events are delivered by the Seagrass team.


Watch this space for the latest activities.

Community biodiversity event at Quinns Beach

Community biodiversity surveys bring together community members, conservation, naturalist organisations and young scientists to celebrate nature and acknowledge the importance of conserving and protecting our shared natural places.

Evolutionary biologist Dr Elizabeth Sinclair is coming to SIDE

Dr Sinclair was invited to speak with high school students at the School of Isolated and Distance Education as part of National Science Week, 2020. 

National Science Week celebrated on Malgana Country

Science talks at this years Hamelin Station Science Fair focussed on a wide range of topics - including seagrasses (Wirriya Jalyanu). It provided an opportunity to bring together four generations of Traditional Owners, meet the new Malgana Indigenous Rangers in training, and 'FollowTheDream' students from Geraldton.

Blending Traditional Knowledge with Contemporary Science

Can traditional ecological knowledge and contemporary science combine to manage marine estates in a time of rapid environmental change? Come and listen to Harri Davies at the City of Perth Library.

Australia's Great Southern Reef

Sahira Bell spoke about 'Australia’s Great Southern Reef: Our best kept biodiversity secret' as part of the City of Perth Library's Ocean Series.

Science Cafe

Lab members Matthew Fraser and Emily Lester were recently involved in Scitech WA’s 2018 Science Café held at UWA. Science Café is part of National Science Week 2018, and brings together STEM professionals with Year 10 students and their teachers to discuss what it is like to work in the field and inspire our next generation of scientists.

Cambridge Coastcare Forum

John Statton speaks about 'Marine restoration on the west coast'

​​World Biotech Tour

Angela Rossen at SCITECH in 2016

Teachers discovering epiphytes and invertebrates in marine plants

Teacher Professional Development Day

Angela Rossen with DPaW

​Drawing in the mangroves

Angela Rossen with a student from the One Arm Point Remote Community School 

Cottesloe Ecosystem Research Project

Matt Fraser introduces undergraduate students from the UWA marine systems class to the biodiversity of Cottesloe reef. 

​Excursion to Horrocks Beach 

Angela Rossen and the students of St Mary’s Primary School

Coastal Biodiversity Survey

Angela Rossen and the Mindarie community

A ​painting demonstration

Angela Rossen with year 6 students from Cable Beach Primary School 

Science Lab in the Library

Observing and recording with the Karajarri Rangers and Angela Rossen at the La Grange Remote Community School

Taking a closer look...

Angela Rossen with year 6 students at Geraldton Grammar School

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