Bryan uses art as a tool for learning, teaching about and understanding the environment. His lifelong study of aquatic and land eco-systems is fueled by a profound passion for nature and creative expression.
Educational projects such as the large-scale articulated Sturgeon Puppet was created to teach about habitat, movement and life-cycles, while the Emerald Ash Borer images produced for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership EAB Project were to used to educate landowners and the general public. He has more than 20 years of teaching experience most recently as a teaching artist and Environmental Educator for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Tideline program at Esopus Meadows Education Center.
Bryan has created environmental and arts projects for the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the Norrie Point Environmental Center, the NYS Department of Environmental Protection, the High Meadow School, High Meadow Arts, Arts Council of the Essex Area and French Woods. His design and development of interior environments, crafted natural landscapes and structures, and traditional exhibitions, lectures and presentations all help to cultivate in children and adults, the reverence, awe and passion that our miraculous environment deserves and the care and respect it’s habitability requires.
Below are some of Bryan’s Environmental Teaching Art projects.