Tiny Invertebrates Do Invaluable Work
Angela Rossen

Tiny invertebrates perform a wide range of biological services such as pollination but their invaluable contribution is hardly noticed in the public sphere. Their very survival is being impacted by human behaviours. In this workshop we will examine the role of plankton and their diversity and beauty. We will draw from resources and brainstorm ways that students in the school context can devise strategies to conserve and protect these small species in a range of different environments.

About Angela

Angela Rossen is an artist working with schools and community groups to connect children with the biodiversity of their own environment using both Science and Art methodologies.
Partnering with educational institutions, local government, NRM organisations, research institutions and naturalist and volunteer conservation groups, she presents a range of workshops and events bringing communities together to discover whole system ecology and the biodiversity of their own environment.

Angela has travelled extensively to paint and draw in the landscape and has exhibited regularly since graduating from Curtin University in 1981. She currently holds the position of Honorary Research Associate at UWA School of the Biological Sciences and has worked with research scientists since 2008.