Ecology and the Art of Scientific Observation
How can we combine both artistic creativity and scientific investigation to understand the world around us? Students will explore this question and many others in this weeklong summer course taught by artist and conservation biologist Hara Woltz.
2019 Art & Science Camp Schedule:
Session 1: Bugs & the Micro World theme
July 22-26, 9 am-4 pm
Session 2: Wildlife theme
July 29- August 2
9 am -4 pm
This course will offer an alternative to the traditional summer camp and will be a transformative experience for students looking to deepen their understanding of the environment where they live. During the week, students will create visually layered experimental field journals, and engage in Intersite-specific art creation based on scientific research. Students will experiment with a number of techniques including data visualization, sketching, collaging, writing, and critical questioning that make the process of notation compelling, creative, and highly enjoyable.
Because the Art+Science class is unique from Eco-Discovery camp, middle schoolers who attend camp are also eligible to attend the Art+Science camp.
MORE CAMPS AT THE CARY INSTITUTE
Eco-Discovery Camp: Children entering grades 2-7 explore the hills, valleys, ponds, and streams of our 2,000-acre Dutchess County campus.
Eco-Leaders: Youth Leadership Program: Students entering grades 8 – 12 in the fall of 2019 are eligible to volunteer as Eco-Leaders for this summer’s Eco-Discovery camp and Middle School Art & Science Camp
For more information about the Cary Institute’s Summer Camps and Scholarship Opportunities contact Shelly Forster at (845) 677-7600 ext. 303 or via email at email@example.com.