Techfest 2014: Puffins: Past, Present and Future Family

Techfest 2014: Puffins: Past, Present and Future

  • Date

    Wednesday 17 September 2014

  • venue

    TechFest

  • time

    7pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £5.50 | Concession £4

  • genre

    Family

Techfest 2014

Puffins: Past, Present and Future

Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, Zoology Building, University of Aberdeen

The Scottish coastline with its vast sandstone cliffs is the ‘homecoming’ and nesting territory for vast numbers of migratory seabirds.   Artist Mary-Ann Orr became concerned about the losses of seabirds during the winter of 2013, and was inspired to produce an installation which featured the plight of our local puffin populations.. This artwork challenges the viewer to consider the potential devastation of the impact of climate change on the habitats of migratory species, and in this case our iconic Puffin.

Puffins: Past, Present and Future
Professor Mike Harris, Emeritus Fellow at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has researched local populations of puffins for 40 years.  He will talk about puffins during the summer and winter, the dramatic changes in fortune of this iconic Scottish seabird and explain the causes and consequences of major 'wrecks' of puffins during the last two winters.

Presented by: Mary-Ann Orr & Professor Mike Harris, Emeritus Fellow at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Supported by Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre.


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