LAST YEAR one of us was staring out at the dark ocean—horizontal snow stinging the face—from the back deck of an Antarctic research vessel. In the dead of night, with the ship rolling from side to side, Morét was hauling up a scientific net from the sea floor that contained something she didn’t expect to see in Antarctica: a veritable rainbow of sea creatures. Meanwhile, Crouse was teaching in her warm art classroom in Denver, Colorado pondering new techniques for engaging art with science. What follows is the result of our chance meeting and the art-science activities sparked from our dialogue, all classroom-ready for learners aged 8–16.
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