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Naturalist Night at the Museum: Exploring Science Through Art

Santa Cruz Museum Of Natural History
Thu May 30 7pm - 8:30pm Ages: family friendly

About Naturalist Night at the Museum: Exploring Science Through Art

Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History on a journey into science illustration — past and present, on Thursday, May 30. Andrea Dingeldein will provide historical and contemporary perspectives on how art is essential to increasing scientific knowledge and inspiring conservation. Travel along with Sydney Parkinson on a botanical voyage to Australia, peer through the lens of Robert Hooke’s microscope to view the first detailed drawings of fleas, get up to date on current work from local science illustrators, and discover how you can use art as a tool to observe and connect with nature.

Space is limited, and we encourage preregistration. Save your seat here:

About the speaker: Andrea Dingeldein is a freelance illustrator and an instructor for the Science Illustration Program at California State University Monterey Bay. She creates illustrations for researchers, marine laboratories, recreation companies, parks, and environmental organizations that are working to protect local ecosystems. Her artwork aims to communicate scientific information in a clear and engaging manner in order to educate and inspire the public.

This talk is free with admission: $4 General | $2 Students/Seniors | Free for Members and Youth Under 18