Impressive beer mats guys well done love the art work and the quirkiness
Thanks Sean! And this is just the tip of the iceberg, wait ’til you see what else we have up our sleeves 🙂
Wow, the beer-mats are amazing. The pollinator-value fact brings back “fond” memories of my MSc thesis!!
Thanks, Daryl! Happy to hear that they’re bringing back some happy memories.
love the art work and some of the messages but a bit heavy on the lines about humans and our alcohol consumption.
Thanks for the thoughts Zelda. In order to comply with Trinity alcohol policy, messages about limiting consumption were required. Future initiatives (many in the pipeline!) won’t be so coercive
Great stuff you guys!! Very imaginative and quirky method of getting through to the general public!! Very proud of you xx
Thanks for your kind words, Sarah!
Well done on making it to the Irish Times guys!!! Dad’s gone running to the shop, as it’s in the printed version of the paper, a portfolio piece for me!
Thanks, Aileen! Hope he got a copy of it for you. Brilliant artwork that you did, so its great to see it in newspaper print as well as on the beermats!
Stellar beer mats – undoubtedly the best I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen quite some. They’re really really cool and I’m all for the drinkaware messages too – they’re a jovial enough angle on a very important message. Bravo. Congratulations again!
Thanks! We’re delighted to hear that these are your favourite beer mats. And yes – the drinkaware messages are important, because not everyone can drink like a pen-tailed shrew.
Oh dear. The beer mats look to be about 10 cm by 10 cm, 100 cm2. If so, then there are 100 beer mats per square metre, and there are one hundred million per square km. I fear that someone has got their sums wrong.
Thanks for the comment Pascal. As with everything, some things tend to slip under the radar, though at least the revised figure (in excess of 200 billion beermats by a revised calculation!) highlights even more strongly the actual size of the coral reefs. The message of their vast size, I think, has been conveyed to the lay person in either case. Thanks for highlighting this though, we’ll be correcting the slip up in the next round of printing.
I just learned about your neat beermat project from Science magazine.
There will be an upcoming item celebrating it at my website, SimanaitisSays.com within a couple days.
Good on ya!
Many thanks Dennis. Please do spread the word. It is great to get so many positive comments. I have looked at your site too, which is very interesting!
By Any Chance, do you have further posts just like
this one named, Biodiversity In Our Lives |
Using novel outreach, we hope to bring biodiversity research to the public in a fun and engaging way.
? I would like to read through even far more regarding it.
Glad you like the material. We’ll soon be expanding our beermat project and we’ve got other interesting initiatives planned for the future, so watch this space!
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