The Nature Conservation Agency and the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology on the Night of Scientists, September 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. offer to explore the Baltic Sea, get acquainted with unusual marine research devices, view the traveling photo exhibition "Baltic Deep Sea", try on a heavy diver's suit and take part in interactive classes exploring the value of coastal nature in Latvia's first Mobile Nature Classroom in Riga, Voleru iela 4.
"On this Night of Scientists, we will also offer a look into the world of microscopic algae and zooplankton. We will talk about the latest research into the spread of plastic pollution in the Baltic Sea and the ocean, as well as determining the age of fish and the way in which substances dangerous to human health can get into food with seafood," says Solvita Strāķe, head of the Institute's Hydrobiology Laboratory.
There will also be an opportunity to walk an interactive route where you can familiarize yourself with marine research equipment, see the sea in short films, work in the biodiversity and pollution laboratories, as well as look into the world of microscopic organisms of sea water.
To get to know the colorful underwater world, the LIFE REEF has created a photo exhibition that helps you get to know the depths of the Baltic Sea, plants and animals that only professional divers and marine researchers can see nearby. After the Night of Scientists, the photo exhibition will be exhibited in other places in Latvia, its exact locations will be available on the website, as well as on the project's social media. We invite you to apply for the placement of the traveling exhibition in the municipality, library, museum or exhibition hall by contacting the project coordinator via email or by phone 29123431.