From Nov 3 2012 to Feb 3 2013
From November 3, 2012 to February 3, 2013, the schooner Tara will be in Paris at the Port des Champs Elysées, on the right bank, Pont Alexandre III.
On the quay, an exhibit open to the public –TARA EXPEDITIONS, DISCOVERY OF A NEW WORLD: THE OCEAN – will trace for the first time the different missions of Tara Expeditions. The exhibit will include the results of her Arctic expedition, put into perspective with current discoveries in this region. There will also be information on the recent Tara Oceans expedition devoted to the study of marine plankton and its role in the global climate machine.
Housed in shipping containers, the exhibit will give the public an opportunity to understand the evolution of the Ocean in the context of current and future climate change, and the Ocean’s essential role in life on our planet.
The public will be welcomed everyday aboard with tours conducted by the Tara team.
On saturdays, fun workshops for kids will happen between 2pm and 5pm.
Throughout these 3 months in Paris, nearly 130 schools and recreation centers in Paris and the region will be invited to discover the new exhibit, visit the schooner with crew members, and take part in scientific workshops. Participants will experience the highlights of a real scientific expedition and learn about current environmental issues.
The arrival of the schooner will also be an opportunity to bring together scientists, environmental organizations, and European policymakers & media through formal meetings, debates and films projections .
At the same time:
–Presentation of the book Tara Oceans, Chronicles of a Scientific Expedition, published by Actes Sud (on October 17)
How to get there: Subway lines 1 and 13 to Champs Elysées-Clémenceau / RER line C to Invalides / Bus lines 72, 83 and 93
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 11am to 18:30 Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 18:30 Closed on Tuesday.
SPECIAL CLOSING January 18 until 2pm and 25 January until 2pm and 27 January until 2pm
6€ (2€ for 8-12 year olds; free for children under 8)
Continue your visit at the nearby Palais de la Découverte (Reduced entry price upon presentation of a Tara exhibit ticket. Reciprocal advantage upon presentation of a Palais de la Découverte ticket at the Tara exhibit)
agnès b., City of Paris, Waterways of France, Région Ile de France, ADEME, EDF Foundation, Palais de la Découverte-Universciences, Metro Publications, Agence France Presse
agnès b, CNRS, CEA, EMBL, Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Fondation Veolia Environnement, Fondation EDF, Lorient Agglomeration, United Nations Environment Programme, IUCN, UNESCO-IOC
Media contact: Eloise Fontaine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for school tours & educational activities: Xavier Bougeard, email@example.com