Plumage and Personality: An Art and Science Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Avian Coloration

The world of birds is full of diverse behaviors and appearances. Some birds blend in with their environment, while others do everything they can to stand out. How and why do birds achieve these visual feats, and what can it tell us about their natural history and evolution? Harvard University biologist Dakota McCoy will use feather and bird specimens from the University's collections to explore how and why this diversity of forms and behaviors arose. Artist Erica Beade will show participants techniques to capture the nuance of avian color and form in their drawings.

Fees: $45 members/$55 nonmembers.

Advance registration is required.