"Pathways to Inspiration: Nature, Art, and Education in New York City"
The New School Parsons | 66 West 12th Street, New York, New York | Room A407
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP: www.tiny.cc/pathwaysnyc
Nature provides us with the inspiration for art and the material to learn about life, systems, and ourselves.
Despite hundreds of years of development, New York City is abundant with nature and rich in public parkland, where people recreate, clear their heads, and connect with nature. Nature also acts as a living laboratory where teachers and students, as well as the public, are learning important lessons that reinforce STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education and nurture creativity.
Join us for a lively discussion on how nature, the arts, and education intersect and promote meaningful connections with our local environment, moderated by Mary Miss from City as Living Laboratory, with a very special introduction led by urban wildlife author Jean Gardner of The New School.
Meredith McDermott, Director of Sustainability at NYC Dept. of Education
Dylan Gauthier, 2019 NYC Urban Field Station Artist in Residence
Mariel Villeré, Program Development Director, Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation at the CUNY Graduate Center
Sarah Aucoin, Director of the Urban Park Rangers, NYC Parks
Catherine Grau, Public Programs Coordinator, Queens Museum
This event is brought to you by Science of the Living City, a program of the NYC Urban Field Station, in partnership with The New School and the Natural Areas Conservancy's NYC Nature Goals 2050.