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Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Founded in 2001, Oikonos is a non-profit organization working locally and internationally to increase ecosystem knowledge through science, art, technology, and applied conservation. Oikonos’ vision includes incorporating creative ways to communicate knowledge to diverse communities. The organization works to promote understanding and active stewardship of ecosystems by bringing current research projects from the field directly to students, teachers, and the general public.

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Vegan Taxidermy: An Intersection of Art, Science, and Conservation

June 24, 2011 by Carly Peltier

These days, taxidermy and conservation might seem to run at cross purposes outside the dim halls of natural history museums. Those dioramas come from a time when field science was rather more dangerous to wildlife than it is today. Artist Aimee Baldwin's unusual sculptures, which she calls vegan taxidermy, remove the inconvenient contradiction between loving nature and stuffing it. See her work through July 15 at Castle in the Air, a shop on Berkeley's Fourth Street.

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From Gully to Gallery: Restoration Art in Berkeley

January 25, 2011 by Juliet Grable

Marin-based artist Daniel McCormick creates "perma-sculptures," structures he places on hillsides and creek banks to slow the rush of run-off from degraded agricultural lands and paved-over urban areas. But this time, he's designed and create works especially for a gallery show, which opens with an artist talk on January 27.The show is a first for both the artist and the curators. He designed each piece specifically for the exhibit, taking into consideration the challenges of hanging them on a wall rather than staking them into a stream bank.

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Jack Laws on Loving Nature

July 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Naturalist and artist Jack Laws throws his whole body and soul into inspiring people to love, and understand, the natural world around them. His field guides are amazing, but have you seen his impersonation of a jumping spider? Not to be missed...

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