Slimewatch brought ecology and phycology into art galleries in late 2019; in 2020 we kicked off at a science conference.
Algal specialists came together for BPS2020 in Plymouth – home to the Marine Biological Association & Plymouth Marine Labs, as well as a University with strong departmental links.
Subject specialists engaged with Slimewatch at all levels; public outreach is likely to be a specific topic next year!
(STOP PRESS: BPS may have a stand at The Green Man Festival this August, including Slimewatch…. more likely desmids than diatoms, up in the Brecon Beacons, but they’re just as beautiful…)
‘Slimewatch IV: Moon, mud, microbes’ LOOP 2’50”; Susi Arnott/Dain Son, 2020