Art Carlyn Iverson

Published on February 24th, 2016 | by Thomas Ritchie


Artist, researcher to share story of documenting Galapagos

On Sunday at 2 p.m. take an armchair journey to the Galapagos Islands, the birthplace of Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection in a program at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.

Hosted by the Woodbury County Conservation Foundation, this event will feature guest speaker Carlyn Iverson, who will share images and anecdotes from her time aboard a living National Geographic scientific research expedition ship.

During her 2-month expedition, Iverson captured more than 10,000 images of the extraordinary life of the flora and fauna that are found on these exotic islands – both terrestrial and aquatic. See some of her favorite images from this trip, learn about the evolutionary botany and biology from this breathtaking corner of the world, and become a virtual traveler through her incredible stories.

“I’ve been brought … to test the idea that using art and nature together helps people see the details and intimacy of the land and the animals a little more intimately,” Iverson said in a Youtube video documentary about her experience working with artists in the islands. “The idea of going on an exotic adventure, you have to open a door. You are excited about the potential, but you also are a little afraid.”

There will be Q&A time after the presentation. This presentation content is designed for adult learners; suggested minimum age is 10.

Iverson has worked as a scientific and medical illustrator for more than 30 years. The first half of her career illustrating college and medical textbooks, followed with over a decade working as an exhibit designer and fabricator.

Recent projects include the new Exhibition Hall in at the Charles Darwin Research Station. She is currently working for NOAA as a data visualizer, helping to show the dynamics of climate and ocean interactions and the changing conditions occurring today with during global warming. View more at her website at

The public is invited to this program which is sponsored by the Woodbury County Conservation Foundation (WCCF).

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