Humans, Nature, and Birds           

Checklist for Artists, Image Seekers, etc.


Checklist: (page 4)

  Consult the Environmental Literacy Council Web site, <>, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, to help K-12 students become environmentally literate and acquire the analytical skills necessary to evaluate scientific evidence. In the book, see Room 10 and the accompanying notes for more on resources for students and teachers

Advocate an increase in the visibility of science art in higher education coursework-- in ornithology, the history of science, and interdisciplinary courses in environmental science, etc.

Using Science Art in Community Activities:

Design public education and community enrichment projects to bring attention to local environmental issues and the efforts undertaken to resolve them.

Design local art competitions to record and exhibit before-and-after images of restoration projects.

Enlist the support of local businesses for community art programs designed to enrich and educate neighborhood residents. Request their sponsorship of science art competitions to defray exhibit costs.

Finding Science Art:

Finding Science Art online, in publications, and on

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exhibit is a still rather frustrating experience. For ways to find it online see Internet Venues, above. Also consult art databases, such as ARTSTOR and AMICO, which may be available through a university’s or library’s online resources.

For more discussion see the Introduction and Room 10 in the book. But the best way to find it will be by getting Science Art listed as a category of art:

Recommend the addition of Science Art as a category of art in libraries and references books.

Recommend the use of Science Art as a category to arts commissions, granting agencies, art groups (such as societies that support wildlife art), major nature-related art competitions and exhibitions, galleries, and museums.

Recommend the use of Science Art as a subject heading in art and image databases such as Artstore and AMICO, mentioned above.[3]

Finding Artists Who Produce Science Art:

Consult online registries for information on artists producing Science Art, as well as publishers of Science Art and organizations, galleries, and museums that support--or might support--Science Art. The Artist Registry for Ornithological Researchers at, for example, is a resource for bird-related images.[4]

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