We have assembled a number of resources that are associated with art and science education.  This resource list will be updated frequently.  If you have additions, please e-mail Lucia Harrison ( or Jane Carlin (

Web Sites:

Puget Sound Book Artists 

This local organization offers a number of workshops and presentation on the Book Arts and the page provides links to many book arts related lessons and activities.

Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound:

The museum’s primary goal is to provide a well-curated archive of animals and plants specimens for research and education.  To accomplish this goal, the museum will continue to enhance its collections, especially of regional animals and plants, and welcomes specimens from all sources.  The Museum has a strong education and outreach program for community science educators.

Art & Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers

Developed by the J.P. Getty Museum, this web site highlights items in the Getty Museum to explore the intersections of the visual arts with scientific disciplines.  Included are a number of lesson plans that can be adapted to relate to the items in Science Stories. 

Science and the Artists’ Book: This web site documents the important exhibition launched by the Smithsonian that reflects the intersection of art with science resulting in artists’ books.

Artists-in-Labs program has been promoting artistic research by organizing stays in scientific research laboratories for artists.

Symbiotica: This is an artistic laboratory dedicated to research and hands-on engagement with life sciences.

Professional Organizations/Events:

EnviroChallengers ( is a city of Tacoma program bringing environmental and sustainability learning into public classrooms, including through art lessons.

Foss Waterway Seaport

National Science Teachers Organization.

Pacific Education Institute

Pacific Science Center

Tacoma Ocean Fest

Washington Science Teachers Organization

Washington STEM

Washington State LASAR

Recommended Reading:

Braund, M., & Reiss, M. J. (2019). The ‘Great Divide’: How the Arts Contribute to Science and Science Education. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 19(3), 219–236.

Gorges, M., Jones, B., Siu, J., & Scott, S. (2017). Perspectives on Art-Science Collaboration. SCIART Magazine.

Gurnon, D., Voss-Andreae, J., & Stanley, J. (2013). Integrating Art and Science in Undergraduate Education. PLOS Biology, 11(2)e1001491.

Hardiman, M. M., JohnBull, R. M., Carran, D. T., & Shelton, A. (2019). The effects of arts-integrated instruction on memory for science content. Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 14, 25–32.

 Harrison, S. (December 2020) “In a Pandemic, Medical Illustrators Made Science Accessible”

Perignat, E., & Katz-Buonincontro, J. (2019). STEAM in practice and research: An integrative literature review. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 31, 31–43.

Skorton D. & Bear, A. (Eds.) (2018). The integration of the humanities and arts with sciences, engineering, and medicine in higher education: Branches from the same tree. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Stevens, A. (2019). Art can make science easier to remember. Science News for Students.