ART & ENVIRONMENT: MAKING ALONGSIDE CORAL REEFS
Rice University, Spring 2017
This interdisciplinary course delved into questions of environment, ecology and sustainability through the lens of contemporary art and science. Throughout the course, students learned about different environmental art practices in the context of a complex, dynamic and sensitive ecosystem: coral reefs. Students then designed and created their own art projects to highlight our relationship to local and global reef ecosystems and to provide new ways to rescript our interactions with our environment.
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INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Rice University, Fall 2015
Students learned many aspects of ecology and evolutionary biology and engaged in outreach projects with the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Fossilized Houston. This class did an excellent job in creating a methodology for species selection of Fossilized Houston art. Exploration of conservation biology and its everyday relevancy was a major takeaway for students!
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