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Dock Eco: Lunchbox sessions: Make Art, Learn Ecology - Our Corals

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (AEST)

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Dock Eco Lunchbox sessions:

  First Tuesday of each month July 2017 - June 2018

Learn something new in these intimate sessions with

Visual Ecologist Aviva Reed

These simple and easy to learn workshops explore ecological ideas through art.  What is Ecology?  Ecology is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment. It is an interdisciplinary field that includes biology, geography, and Earth science. At the completion of each of these workshops, participants will have a richer, clearer understanding as to how to incorporate ecological knowledge into their everyday decision making processes, both at work and at home AND have a take home illustration of the ideas.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration. Aviva combines art and science to encourage whole brain thinking. 

There will be 11 different themed sessions of visual ecology and illustrative techniques.  Drop in for one or come to all.  No experience or prior knowledge required.  Accessible to all! 

Materials included:  paper, pencil, charcoal, pen and watercolour.  All workshops will be located in either the Community room ( maximum 25 people ) or Activities room ( maximum 40 people) at The Library at The Dock.  Tram 48 or 11 down Collins st, will get you here!

Make Art, Learn Ecology

This session :  Our Corals:  Symbiosis How does collaboration lead to beneficial outcomes?


What is Symbiosis?  It is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different species, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic. In 1879, Heinrich Anton de Bary defined it as "the living together of unlike organisms".


This session explores coral ecology and the microorganisms that are busy working with coral to survive warming oceans. Using Small Friends book, Zobi and the Zoox, this session will explain why coral bleaches and how it is adapting.

We will illustrate using watercolour and pencil the visible and invisible elements that make up this important system.

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Library at The Dock
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands, VIC 3008

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (AEST)

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The Dock community hub includes The Library at The Dock ( Library and Community Centre), Buluk Park and Community Hub at The Dock ( Family services and Boating hub).   

Library at The Dock is Melbourne's first fully integrated community and cultural space, providing a place for local residents and Melbournians to create, explore, connect, learn and belong.


Phone: 03 96589161 Enquiries:

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