The Splendour of Algae
Step into the Deep Green Forest tent and discover how algae can contribute to a more sustainable future.
Alongside this year’s stellar lineup, Australia’s premier outdoor music festival, Splendour in the Grass, will get a sustainability boost thanks to a microscopic plant and a passionate group of young researchers affectionately dubbed "the algae crew". Instead of grooving to the music beats they’ll be welcoming festival goers to the Deep Green Forest tent courtesy of the Deep Green Biotech Hub (DGBH), where they can soak up an oxygen-rich environment whilst exploring personal hopes for a sustainable future.
If this all sounds quite “zen” there is, in fact, a lot of science behind the experience which aims to get audience members attending this regional event to learn how science can cross into art, design and sustainable solutions for our planet. All part of a 10-year celebration of Splendour Forum at Splendour in the Grass.
Dr Alex Thomson, DGBH Manager and serious algae cheerleader says she hopes the audience at the festival will be open to “the potential of algae, these awesome little aquatic plants that have been around for millions of years”.
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