Sat. June 24
10:30am – 12noon
An exhibition “Biology through Art”, which grew from a National Science Foundation grant. Its members are from over 30 universities. This will be an end-course exhibition for students in upper division Ecology course at National University. Organized by Professor Michael R. Maxwell, Ph.D., Professor Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at National University.
Outdoor installation “Lizard Lounge” by artist Jason Rogalski for the museum’s Western Fence Lizards (Blue Bellies) that live in the courtyard.
Workshop: Honey painting
“Biology through art” is a collaborative network of biologists and artists that explores the integration of biology education and artistic expression. This approach builds on the demonstrated cognitive and academic benefits of art-enhanced instruction in biology courses to increase creativity, course engagement, and concept comprehension by diverse students — biology majors and non-majors, as well as traditional and non-traditional students. To engage diverse learning preferences, we emphasize concrete, immediate expression of concepts in biology, and encourage thinking about concepts from diverse perspectives. “Biology through art” is additionally motivated by recent calls from national advisory bodies for the integration of education in the sciences with the arts and humanities, with an emphasis on the college graduate as a scientifically literate member of society.