Science Communication Through Art

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Save to Calendar

Join Jill Pelto as she shares her work of communicating human-environment connections through art and science.



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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 on to hope in the face of climate change.

This program will be recorded and posted shortly thereafter here. Please note that closed captions will be available when watching the recording on YouTube, but not during the live presentation on Zoom.

About the Presenter 

Jill Pelto 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 has lived near Portland, Maine since 2019, and is planning a move to Washington State in May. Her love of nature drives her to creatively communicate information about environmental issues with a broad audience. She is passionate about outreach and collaboration, and works with K-12 students around the country in creating their own data-art.

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