Speaker series:

The Art of Conservation

Photo by Al Horner

Join us for the Art of Conservation, a series of presentations by three artists who use their work to connect people to nature and inspire conservation.


Seeing Nature With My Brush: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

April 25, 7pm

Jerry Pinkney has illustrated over 100 children’s books, including classics like The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. A recipient of the Caldecott Medal, five New York Times “Best Illustrated Books” honors, and five Coretta Scott King Awards, Jerry’s work engages readers with rich drawings and paintings of people, animals, and environments. Jerry has used several of Teatown’s animal ambassadors as models for his illustrations!

Come learn about Jerry’s approach to connecting people to nature through illustration and storytelling.

Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness

May 2, 6pm

A self-taught and award-winning photographer of the New Jersey Pinelands, Al Horner uses his artistic skill and eye for natural beauty to help others see the magic of this ecosystem and spark their desire to protect it. Al will share visuals of his work and talk about how he uses photography to show the importance of the Pinelands to the region and to the world.

Hope on the Hudson 2

June 13, 6pm

Join Jon Bowermaster, noted oceans expert, award-winning artist, author, filmmaker, and adventurer, as he talks about using cinematography to promote conservation of nature. This program will include a screening of three new films from Jon’s Hope on the Hudson series (www.hudsonriverstories.com): Source to Sea, Growing with the Grain, and Undamming the Hudson River.