How to Crochet a Coral Reef--and Why

The Crochet Coral Reef project by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, 2005-ongoing. Credit: IFF
The Crochet Coral Reef project by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, 2005-ongoing. Credit: IFF
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"When words aren't enough to get people engaged in an environmental issue, it can be useful to try another medium" writes Sarah Derouin on the Scientific American blog.

"It’s hard to get people’s attention focused on the environment. Blame it on diminishing attention spans, overwhelming amounts of information, or simply the fact that people grow weary of hearing the same problems discussed to death. The failing health of coral reefs might fall into this last category—a very real problem with the same sad story year after year. But no matter how many times a scientist talks about the perils of reefs around the world, some of the same problems never seem to go away."

Read the full article, including a discussion with Rachel Nelson of our crochet workshops at UC Santa Cruz, here.