Colors of Nature

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The Colors of Nature project blends art and science through programs for students, families, and educators. Through a number of different activities that reach different audiences, we aim to:

  • Illustrate that science is a creative endeavor, and that science and art overlap
  • Build identification with the scientific enterprise among youth, with an emphasis on groups that are currently underrepresented in scientific careers
  • Develop positive attitudes towards, and interest in, science among youth and the broader community, especially among underrepresented groups including girls
  • Our educator kits and professional development workshops provide materials and support for teachers, museum educators, and others who work in informal learning environments to explore these topics with the youth they teach. Downloadable lesson plans on: Science & Art, Chemistry & Art, Biology & Art, and Optics & Art.