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GNSI-DC March: Covering the Urban Jungle

Event Date: 
March 19, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Covering the Urban Jungle

Patterson Clark will describe the three-day process that yields his weekly natural history column, "Urban Jungle." Topics will include idea generation, research methods, writing process, image sourcing, digital painting techniques, editing and work flow, Web design, and use of social media. He will also touch on his use of invasive plants, which he transforms into paper, pigments, printing blocks, and frames.

Clark is an artist and writer for The Washington Post, where he also serves as science-graphics editor. He has previously worked as an op-ed illustrator and informational graphics artist at The Miami Herald and at the Arkansas Gazette. He has also served as a carpenter, research-boat captain, high school chemistry teacher, factory worker, adjunct professor of art, sign painter, folk musician, advertising photographer, and wwoofer (Willing Worker On Organic Farms). He currently volunteers for the National Park Service, removing alien weeds from Whitehaven and Glover/Archbold parks.

Come one, come all!

For more information about "Urban Jungle" go to: 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/urbanjungle

and Patterson Clark's project involving invasive plants:
http://www.alienweeds.com

LOCATION:
Smithsonian Natural History Museum
10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC.
Cathy Kerby Room (3rd Floor, East Court)
phone: 202-633-2001
Wait for an escort in the Constitution Avenue lobby between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. (about every 15 minutes)

EVENING'S SCHEDULE:
-- 5:30 p.m. for snacks and socializing (Please bring a food item to share, or $2.00 for the donation jar.)
– 6:00 p.m. Business meeting
-- 6:10 p.m. Presentation begins. We will check for late stragglers at the Constitution avenue entrance every 15min. until 6:15.

PARKING: 
If you would like to park in the museum lot, email Alice Tangerini (tangerinia@si.edu) with your name. The security at the museum has been increased and you will need to be on Alice's list to park at or after 5:00 p.m. Be sure not to miss this one!