Every month, about a hundred educators across the Reno-Tahoe region gather at the Nevada Museum of Art, where they are guided through an art exhibit before holding a discussion about the intersection of art and science.
Skye Snyder, an art teacher at McQueen High School, started incorporating the lessons she learned at these events in her classroom. For one assignment, she tasks her students with visually representing an environmental issue.
“First, you have to identify the problem. You know, what is the environmental problem, which is a science issue, right? And, then, of course, they are creatively approaching how to visually represent this problem after doing lots of research about the problem to begin with, so they should be creating really complex and critical work,” Snyder said.