Prickly Pear Connection: A tale of tortoises, hares, and cacti Cheyenne Botanic Garden May 10, 2018 5:00-8:00 p.m., during the 2nd Thursday Art Walk Join me, along with the Biodiversity Institute, for a free evening of ecologically true stories and botany-focused drawing activities! No experience necessary - all drawing will be facilitated. Contact the Botanic Gardens…Read more Tortoise and Hare at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (5/10/2018)
You’re invited: 1st major show for “An Ecologically True Story of the Tortoise & Hare”
EXHIBIT: An Ecologically True Story: Rethinking the Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare Click here for exhibit details. I'm delighted to invite you to save the date for the opening of the first major exhibition based on my on-going project: "An Ecologically True Story of the Tortoise and the Hare"! This sciart and science…Read more You’re invited: 1st major show for “An Ecologically True Story of the Tortoise & Hare”
I've been invited to present twice this spring about the Ecologically True Story of the Tortoise and the Hare. And, there's a third big presentation in the works! The first was an Ignite-style talk. I gave this talk as part of a Wyoming Humanities Council/UW Creative Writing MFA partnership to host an "Insights into Legends" event in…Read more Public presentations
Sketchbook Snapshot: illustrating tortoises and hares
"Too much importance cannot be given to drawing, as it is not only an excellent device for securing close observation, but it is also a rapid method of making valuable notes." Inspired by Louis Agassiz, the Harvard Committee of Ten insisted that drawing be an essential part of science education at their institution. While this…Read more Sketchbook Snapshot: illustrating tortoises and hares
Workshop: Drawn to Wildlife
Drawn to Wildlife: Sketching for Scientists Cody, Wyoming 11/17/2016 ● 12:30-4:00 pm ● Lab, Draper Natural History Museum● limited to 25 participants This hands-on workshop for wildlife biologists will take place during The Wildlife Society's Wyoming chapter annual meeting. Participants will be be introduced to a suite of foundational sketching techniques, and will include discussion of materials and strategies…Read more Workshop: Drawn to Wildlife
Artful Science: Creativity Research
There's a lot of research into creativity and critical thinking. What's particularly relevant are studies looking at how arts integration can influence, and often enhance, both creativity and critical thinking beyond the arts. Below, I've quoted four articles that speak to this point, but there are many others. Get in touch for more! 1. We can…Read more Artful Science: Creativity Research
You’re Invited: Sci-Art Symposium!
I'm super excited to invite you to register for a Sci-Art Symposium I've been co-planning for the past year. The big idea is to bring together a wide-ranging set of ideas, examples, and thinkers/do-ers to build a powerful foundation for on-going SciArt synergy on the University of Wyoming campus, in Wyoming communities, and beyond. We're organizing…Read more You’re Invited: Sci-Art Symposium!
Sketchbook Snapshot: Tortoises & Hares in Tanzania
"There's so much of everything! All of it inextricably tangled together [...] To describe is to select – and to select only a microscopic sample from this overwhelming profusion." So wrote travel journalist Michael Frayan in Travels with a Typewriter, one of several books I read during my month-long research trip to East Africa. Frayan distills…Read more Sketchbook Snapshot: Tortoises & Hares in Tanzania
Sketchbook Snapshot: Tortoises and Hares in the Kenyan Highlands
This is my first trip to Kenya, and to Africa more generally. So far, it has been a fascinating blend of rural and urban, English and Swahili (and with it a reminder that learning a language isn't a one-month project), and wildlife, plants, and landscapes utterly unlike anything I've ever seen. I've come to the…Read more Sketchbook Snapshot: Tortoises and Hares in the Kenyan Highlands