Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Friday event highlights boreal forest workshop

A page in the botanical book features the bluebell.
A First Friday exhibit will celebrate the work of a July workshop hosted by OneTree, a program of SNRAS. The Sept. 7 event will feature the botanical illustrations created by attendees at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math workshop held July 6-13 at UAF.

Participants gathered information about the flora of the boreal forest near the UAF campus and put together a book, "TRAILWALK: July in the Boreal Forest," which will be displayed at the event.

The First Friday exhibit will be held at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District board room, 520 5th Ave. on Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Working in partnership with SNRAS's OneTree program are the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Art Center, Northwoods Book Arts and Boreal House (a community group dedicated to learning about the boreal forest). 

TRAILWALK: July in the Boreal Forest was produced as a limited edition book primarily for class participants, each of whom was scientist, botanical illustrator, and bookbinder. The enthusiastic response to the original book led to producing a wire-bound version of the book and to this First Friday event.

For additional information, contact Jan Dawe, SNRAS adjunct faculty and coordinator of OneTree.

Further reading:

STEAMers produce beautiful botanical books, SNRAS Science & News, July 16, 2012

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