02/03/12 - 8:50am
JUNEAU — We typically think of encouraging kids to draw as a way to stimulate their inner artists. Kathy Hocker also sees it as a great way to stimulate their inner scientists.
Younger students at Gastineau Community School recently learned through working with Hocker, a scientific illustrator, that there is a rich area of overlap between art and science, two disciplines that are often viewed as unrelated.
One point where they converge is in the importance of careful observation.