Unique Yyteri

The Luontotalo Arkkis' new exhibition, Unique Yyteri, opens on Thursday, February 8, 2024. The exhibition explores the dune nature of the famous sandy beach located in Pori and its unique features. What kinds of species inhabit the dunes of Yyteri? How are dunes formed? What threatens the dunes, and how are they protected? Answers to these questions and more will be provided.

The assistant curator Heidi Laine from Luontotalo Arkki says, ‘Yyteri is a familiar place to many, especially as a beach and recreational destination. However, it is much more than that – it’s home or a dining place for many interesting species. In the exhibition, we want to highlight the uniqueness of Yyteri, especially from a nature perspective.’

The exhibition offers an authentic Yyteri atmosphere through moving images and sound. The diverse flora and fauna of the dune environment are presented with photographs and organism samples. Genuine Yyteri sand has been used in the construction, and original dune fences are also included. Visitors may even encounter the most important plant species of Yyteri from a prime location. In the interactive section, young visitors can search for items that belong or don’t belong on the beach in the sand. In addition to presenting the flora and fauna and creating a landscape atmosphere, the exhibition highlights the vulnerable side of the dune ecosystem.

‘It’s really great that the valuable dune environment has been protected and preserved so well. However, ensuring its preservation requires continuous care and restoration measures in the future,’ says Heidi Laine.

The creators of the exhibition will be available at Luontotalo Arkki on the opening day, Thursday, February 8th, from 1 pm to 5 pm, and they are happy to provide more information about the exhibition and its construction.

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