Earth Education

Art Education as if the Environment Matters

NAEA Pre-conference

Wednesday February 29, 2012, 1-6 PM

Education Center at the Rubin Museum of Art
132 W. 17 St., New York City, 212-620-5000
Room: Raymond G. Chambers Family Seminar Room



1:00 Introductions/Logistics

1:15 Peter London (Keynote Talk)

2:00 Respondents
Amy Ruopp, art teacher, Midland MI public schools and Mae DeBruyn, Science teacher, Midland MI public schools
Richard Mills, Professor of Art, Long Island University, New York, and Director, Hackensack River (Restoration) Project
Jane Kunzman, Holistic art educator, Chair, Visual Art Department, Gill St. Bernardís School, Gladstone NJ

General audience participation/discussion

2:45 Refreshment break and Posters

Andrea Mathieson, Artist, Educator, Environmentalist, Owner/Director, Raven Essences, Ontario. Canada
Dr. Heather Anderson, Artist, Educator, Environmentalist, author of Art and Eco Awareness: A Teachers Guide to Art and the Natural Environment, Fresno, CA
Erica Hansen, Artist in Residence, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
Lisa Lipsett, Artist, Educator, Environmentalist, Author, Beauty Muse, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

3:15 Programs and Practicalities:

Florida State University: Tom Anderson, Anniina Suominen Guyas, Kristie Moore, Sunny Spillane.
University of British Columbia: Rita Irwin, Valerie Triggs.
Aalto University Finland: Pirkko Pohjakallio, Jan van Boeckel.


5:00 Summary discussion and future plans

6:00 Adjourn
6-7 Optional wine and cheese reception at the museum

This pre-conference is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Rubin Museum, but is limited to the first 35 participants who register. Please register by sending an email of intent to Kristie Moore at



At the NAEA convention itself, Friday, the 2nd of March, 2012:


Environmentally Aware and Ecologically Activist Art Education

Sheraton Metropolitan Ballroom West 2nd Floor

An international panel of researchers and teachers from the United States, Canada, and Finland connect teaching, learning, and research centered on environmentally aware and ecologically activist art education.

Tom Anderson, Peter London

 To the opening page of NatureArtEducation