We were founded in 2018 by Melissa Pappas, a marine scientist, science communicator, and artist. Our network is international from Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. We aim to collaborate and grow with creative leaders from around the world. Past exhibits and events have been hosted by UNSW and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science in Australia. Currently we are opening collaborations in the digital space to make SciArt more accessible.
At Emerging Creatives of Science, we understand the importance of science communication. As we shift the paradigm back to the focus on the interdisciplinary, we aim to bridge the knowledge gap between scientists and the public using creative storytelling. It’s our mission to ensure that the arts remain strong, especially in the world of research and analytical thinking. We use the STEAM perspective to educate the public on environmental issues.
COMMUNICATING CLIMATE CHANGE
SciArt is the practice of using art as a tool to communicate scientific research. The approach is a more tangible way to interact with science for both expert and non-expert audiences.
ECOS SciArt murals showcase pairs of scientists and artists illustrating "Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change." These visual stories of how the essential reef ecosystems are declining due to climate change in the form of bleaching, disease, and competition have decorated The University of New South Wales and The Sydney Institute of Marine Science. Mural storytelling is just one way of engaging the public in SciArt.
COLLABORATE WITH US
Art, Science, Education, & Community
If ECOS sounds like a community you'd like to collaborate with, get in contact with us. We are here to support individuals and companies working to keep our reefs and environment happy!