“The scientist’s job isn’t done until people know about the work…”

Mark Twery

Mark Twery of the National Forest Service has worked closely with Cassie to develop Moving Field Guides, a chance for people to get to know their natural environment through observation, movement and scientific information. In this “Faces of the Forest Service” profile on the Forest Service’s website, Mark talks about how the arts and his work go hand in hand:

It really is true that artists and scientists follow the same steps of observation, analysis, interpretation, and communication. It feels like I’m going full circle in my career by connecting visual and performing arts with forestry, ecology and the environment. The scientist’s job isn’t done until other people know about the work they’ve done. It is the same with dancers and painters. There are tremendous parallels.

We’re looking forward to seeing Mark this spring when he joins us on the Walk to co-lead some Moving Field Guides. Read his complete profile here.

About Sarah Levitt

Sarah Levitt (Resident Artist/Communications Coordinator) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Maryland.