Audrey Carver is a painter and multimedia artist from the small town of Idyllwild, California. She works in illustration, painting, muralism, and design to examine how people interact with their environment. She is currently studying art and environmental anthropology at Tufts University and has worked with multiple environmental and community-based organizations to help communicate their research and use art as a tool for communication. She has exhibited in California, Boston, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. She is also an avid surfer, and has a deep affinity for fish tacos. As the Science, Art, and Media Development Intern, Audrey works with Climate Kids to develop fun and engaging art content that inspires youth to care for our natural world and the Connecting Wildlands and Communities Team to communicate the importance of their work.
Connect with Youth Artist Audrey Carver and explore the ESRI Storymap she created to depict the Connecting Wildlands and Communities Team’s climate data and partner’s stories.
It is always a joy to work with the Climate Science Alliance. Their dedication to making science accessible makes for the perfect collaboration platform. This most recent project illustrates the personal stories behind the Connecting Wildlands and Communities research. I attended technical advisory group meetings as well as interviewed researchers, stakeholders, and practitioners about why their work matters and how the Connecting Wildlands and Communities data will be implemented on the ground. We talked about loss, hope, challenge, and change. My goal with this piece was to show that this research does more than assess the current situation, but also works as a tool to understand how change will affect our communities and what we can do to help. The stories behind this project are heartfelt, passionate, and hopeful. I hope that you enjoy.