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Beyond Benign: Art & Science Program

Beyond Benign's Art and Science Program is designed to engage artists, scientists, youth, academics, and the public in a wide range of ways including:

  • an arts and science curriculum program
  • year-round public artworks, exhibitions and special events
  • the development of a Green Chemistry art and science mobile
  • artists and scientists collaborations

Led by Resident Artist and Project leader Jerry Beck, this new program combines art and science to focus on creative, social, and ecological strategies that expand Beyond Benign’s educational mission and goals.

Beyond Benign's Art and Science Program will be a catalyst for personal, social, environmental, and political change. It will provide a dynamic platform for communicating the importance of art and science and creating ideas, responses, and solutions for many of society's environmental challenges. The program will encourage students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, to make positive contributions to their health, school, neighborhoods, community, and the world around them.

Become a part of the Green Revolution and join Beyond Benign's new Art and Science program. For more information contact: Jerry Beck at: Jerry_Beck@beyondbenign.org or call 978-590-3759

Drawing with Nature

The Importance of Art to the Environment

The South Florida Environmental Project made a strong case for the arts when they wrote: "Art must be integrated into sustainability strategies. Like everywhere else on the globe, sustainability strategies have been driven by science and political expediency. One searches in vain at all levels of the worldwide sustainability research & policy development community to find the tiniest acknowledgment of the role art could and should play in making sustainability a reality. It seems self-evident that the kinds of environmental crises we face worldwide require that we tap a multiplicity of knowledges. To infuse societies with sustainability enhancing scientific innovations, culture must be both mobilized and transformed. Communities and the general public must be inspired and educated to pursue serious and committed environmental stewardship. Artists are the expert innovators and creative thinkers most engaged with the art knowledge and cultural integration skill that help to create the cultural glue holding societies together. Art and science, as twin knowledge forms, must be tapped in tandem to create the wisdom, and activate hope, that underpin sustainability."