Daytime - event could be on Saturday and/or Sunday, from 1 hour to 1 day session
17. What will the format of your event be?:
Interactive exhibition - drop in activity, hands-on stand
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
Event can run for one hour to one day, if web aces is available can be linked to on line input.
The current Environment White Paper recognises that ecosystem services provided by our environment must be recognised and valued, DEFRA is promoting an ecosystem services approach to decision making, yet work undertaken by the proposers (with over 800 individual across the country) has shown that few people understand the concept of ecosystem services and questions the science behind valuing such services.
The exhibition is based on work done with several local groups including the Clean Tyne Project looking at what values they see in the River Tyne. It is proposed to seek visitors to exhibition and local more widely to comment on the values they see in the River Tyne both now and in the past, (e.g. pre the 1990s redevelopment). This is an interactive display involving historic maps of the river and linked website, with visitors being asked to add photos, drawings and words which relate to the values they see in the river.
We hope to have a location near the River Tyne - Initial discussion have been held with several venues near the river.