Science Communication Through Art with Jill Pelto (Virtual Presentation)
January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Live via ZOOM | Visit https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/event/jillpelto/ for the link
Part of the Naturalist Journeys 2023 Winter Presentation Series
Jill Pelto is an artist and scientist whose work focuses on communicating human-environment connections. She incorporates scientific data directly into her paintings — from local trends to global changes. Jill creates artwork that engages broad audiences with climate change data in ways that are emotionally relevant. She views art as a powerful platform to ground climate change discussion in everyday life and culture. Jill will speak about her career: how she began to combine art and science, why sci-comm is so important, and how she holds onto hope in the face of climate change.
About Jill Pelto: Jill is 29 and grew up in Worcester, MA. She attended the University of Maine from 2011-2018 during which time she completed two B.A. degrees in Studio Art and Earth Science, and a Masters of Science focused on studying the sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to changes in our Earth-Climate system. Jill lived near Portland, Maine from 2019 until this spring of 2022. She moved to Washington State in May. Her love of nature drives her to creatively communicate information about environmental issues with a broad audience. She’s passionate about outreach and collaboration, and works with K-12 students around the country in creating their own data-art. Jill’s artwork was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in July 2020 and has inspired online features in Smithsonian and PBS News Hour. Most recently she has exhibited in Maine, Massachusetts, and Sweden.
About Naturalist Journeys 2023:
Presentations are on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this winter, and are a mixture of in-person or online presentations.
In-person presentations will require free tickets this year. In-person events will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
All online events will be held via Zoom.
Visit https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/presentations to see the full series
Naturalist Journeys is made possible by our sponsors:
Hunger Mountain Coop
Onion River Outdoors
Edward Jones Office of Keith LaCroix
Northfield Savings Bank
Washington Electric Co-op