September 9 – 21, 2019
September 11, 17 & 19, 2-5 pm: “Nature Journaling”
September 12, 2-3:30 pm: “Nature Journaling”
September 12, 6:30-7:20 pm: Artist Presentation: “The Importance of Blending Art and Science”
“Nature Journaling” – Join Holly D’Oench for a short talk on nature journaling and why it is beneficial, followed by time outside sketching and documenting. After, participants will discuss what each person observed, how they did so, and what data they chose to record.
“The Importance of Blending Art and Science” – Art and science are so often thought of as two separate worlds, but sometimes they are intertwined and greatly benefit from each other. This presentation will cover a brief history of naturalists/artists and their contribution to science, contemporary examples of science and art, and how the attendees can use art to further their understanding of science.
After seven years working in the field of wildlife neology, in 2017 Holly D’Oench chose to step out of the role of biologist and into that of science communicator. Holly has always had a passion for the arts but it has now become her focus and method of science communication. She blends art and science to showcase the beauty of the natural world and educate people at the same time. By inspiring a love of nature, she hopes to get people invested in the future of the planet. In addition to being a professional artist, Holly works as a naturalist and leads guided hikes as well as art-in-nature programs.