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Beyond the Surface

On May 31, 2013 The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education presented Beyond the Surface: Environmental Art in Action - A conference of ideas and innovative thinking about the relationships between art and nature. This unique, first time conference brought over 100 professionals from… Continue reading

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Collaboration As a Means, Not an End

By Amy Lipton In my work with ecoartspace over the past 12 years focusing on ecological artists and their projects, the term collaboration has been frequently evoked. The intention behind much of this work is to restore, remediate or transform… Continue reading

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Time Frames

by Sam Bower 2013                           Standing in the woods near the pond at the Schuylkill Center, we can look out and see a range of time scales. The… Continue reading

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Ecological Design Thinking

by Jenny Sabin   Figure 1 – Sabin’s myThread Pavilion for NYC Nike FlyKnit Collective; featuring a responsive Whole Garment knitted structure; image courtesy of Nike Inc.   Sustainable building practices should not simply be technical endeavors. They should include… Continue reading

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Art/ist Roles

By Eve Mosher October 29th, Hurricane Sandy made landfall. The eye of the storm passed over New Jersey but the hurricane winds, and worse, a massive storm surge hit New York City. The storm surge, combined with high tides and… Continue reading

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Effective Art

By Lillian Ball There is an innovative category of artist that confirms the many ways art can do more than mirror the state of our culture, or current events. These artists are committed to working in ways that actually change… Continue reading

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Getting Millennials to Care More about the Environment

By Whitney Works, Intern for SCEE’s Environmental Art Department Working with the Environmental Art Department of the Schuylkill Center has piqued my interest in a few things. While I recognize my own conservation habits, I can’t help but wonder about my… Continue reading

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Hear from Our Team!

Now it’s time to hear from our team !  Here they are, discussing our planning project, the art program’s goals, and what makes The Schuylkill Center unique. Our Advisory team is collectively committed to progressive collaboration in art and science,… Continue reading

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Advisory Team Meets at Schuylkill Center

By Jenny Laden On August 16th and 17th, SCEE hosted seven Advisory Team Members to visit our center and assist in the re-visioning of the Art Program’s direction. As part of the Pew Philadelphia Exhibition Initiative’s Planning Grant, the Team… Continue reading

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Letter from Director of Environmental Art

Let’s begin with Joseph Beuys. An environmentalist before that was a word. I keep returning to his project 7000 Oaks for its smart, simple answer to the problem of deforestation. Beuys was an artist who believed in action, in collaboration,… Continue reading

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