Join us from 12- 5 pm at the Porter College Quad for a final crochet extravaganza, bringing to a close six months of collective, creative effort. We will have food, live music, and blankets laid out on the lawn, as well as all the remaining yarn waiting to be turned into the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef. After this event, the crocheted coral will be installed at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, ready for our opening on May 4th.
The UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef is part of the Crochet Coral Reef world-wide reefing project (2005-present). Created by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring, the Crochet Coral Reef is a spectacularly beautiful, artistically complex, and socially powerful way to bring people together around a devastating ecological challenge—the survival of the coral reefs and marine ecologies throughout the world. Satellite Reefs have been hosted in cities across the U.S. and Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
The UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef is the latest addition to these efforts. It is the whimsical, fantastical result of hundreds of people crocheting for months with huge quantities of colorful yarn and unfettered imaginations. UCSC students, faculty, and staff stitched alongside community members from across Santa Cruz County and raised awareness about ocean health and collective action.
This event is FREE and open to the public.