Art & Science Seminar: Jennifer Seavey
"Art as the Science Lesson: An Artist in Residence program aimed at preparing tomorrow’s scientists," Jennifer Seavey, Kinbgsbury Executive Director of Shoals Marine Laboratory and adjunct professor of ecology in the Natural Resource Conservation Departments of Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire.
Most field stations and marine laboratories share in the goal to provide field science training to students. Ideally, along the way, students also develop creative and critical thinking skills that enhance their mastery of the scientific process and importantly, the application of knowledge to environmental challenges. One way to enhance the development of creativity and critical thinking among science students is to introduce art experiences into the science curriculum. In this seminar, Dr. Seavey will describe why and how we merge art and science in field science teaching at Shoals Marine Laboratory. Her talk will include the emerging science (including some based on our own program) that examines the usefulness of this approach to environmental education.
Friday, November 22 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ecology Building, Seminar Room 117
140 E Green Street, Athens, GA 30602