Orlando: The Art of Nature Science

Continuing with the description of the activities in Orlando….

Debra Murphy, ACCESS VP of Professional Development, gave a wonderful presentation titled,

The Art of Nature Science – Inspirations: colors, forms, materials, color theory, and the art of Andy Goldsworthy

She started with a poem that may be familiar to many of us –  it really set the stage for what she was about to share:

It’s very difficult to put into words the power of Debra’s talk. I’ve seen her present on a number of subjects over the past few years, and every time I am amazed at the subtle beauty and power of her piece. I am particularly awed by her ability to quietly draw us all in to the world of her students and the journey they go through in her courses. Debra embodies the relationship of theory and practice. Everything she does is rooted in solid, evidence-based practice yet she doesn’t bore us with that side of things. She lets us discover it as we are drawn in to the compelling photographs that she so willingly shares with us.

In fact, she has offered to share her Flickr site with us which includes her photographs and much more. Take some time to explore it, and, next time you see Debra, please be sure to thank her for sharing such wonderful resources with us!

Debra’s Flickr site:



2 Responses to “Orlando: The Art of Nature Science”

  1. 1 Lynda Snuffer November 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Is there any way you can type the poem? It is difficult to read. I have looked at the website and it is awesome! Looking through a lense helps to focus only on the single moment in the process.

  2. 2 Theresa July 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I’m not sure why but this blog is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later and see
    if the problem still exists.

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