Ecologically True Story of the Tortoise and the Hare: A SciArt & Science Storytelling Exhibition Artwork, narrative & multimedia pieces by Bethann Garramon Merkle 16 November 2017-31 January 2018 Biodiversity Institute, Laramie, Wyoming Free and open to the public I'm delighted to invite you to save the date for the opening of the first…Read more You’re invited: 1st major show for “The 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
"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
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
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
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!
"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