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Local artists inspire Cary Institute campers

This summer, the Cary Institute offered a special two-week camp exploring the interface between ecology and art. Cary educators teamed with George Kaye of Ecographs and Laurie Seeman of Strawtown Studio to add a new dimension to stream studies.

Campers learned how pharmaceuticals and other pollutants impact Wappinger Creek. Then they created pigments and tints from streambed materials. Using aquatic plants as brushes, they made water colors conveying ecological lessons learned. Work was presented to the community at the Millbrook Farmer’s Market.

 

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