Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ecosystem Posters and Book Covers

The images above are a series paintings I created for a science and literacy curriculum for elementary school students: Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science at U.C. Berkeley and Berkeley's Graduate school of Education, and published by Delta Education. Each painting represents a different aquatic ecosystem: a Costa Rican rain forest, an Arizona desert, an Indian mangrove swamp, and an Alaskan river system. The paintings include fauna and flora native to each ecosystem, as well as a small "I Spy" detail in each showing some form of human impact, no matter how remote the location. All four were published as large posters within the Aquatic Ecosystem unit of the Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading series.

Below are three of the many book covers I have designed and painted for the Great Explorations in Math and Science Teacher's Guides, also created at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley.  GEMS produces preschool through early childhood activity guides and is a highly respected curriculum development and training program for teachers, parents, science centers, museums, and community groups.



  1. LOVE THESE!!!

    Your fans,
    Phil, Sue, Roxy and Blue and now Bono too!

  2. beautiful drawings: I'm going to show my students to help them see the differences between types of ecosystems.