Student: Brandie Brooks
Community Partner: UNF Institute of Environmental Research and Education, National Park Service, Florida Park Service, Duval Audubon Society, Timucuan Parks Foundation
The third series of “Beyond the Trail” themed, “The Art of Science,” attempts to break through the artificial boundaries that keep the creative mind separate from the scientific one. Through community service, networking, and hands–on experiences, participants gained a better understanding of how different art forms and creative outlets can be integrated into scientific research and environmental conservation efforts to more effectively grab the attention of the general public. After completing the program, members will be more likely to consider all of the artistic and scientific tools at their disposal the next time they get involved in defending their environment and local preserves.