Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Urban Adventures

Teaching Artists with an interest in urban wildlife might be interested to know about Safari 7, a self-guided nature tour that follows the number 7 subway line into the borough of Queens, and beyond.

The project, which excites me to no end, is part of Earth Day Celebrations, and will launch next Monday, April 19th. A detailed blurb and links are below:

Safari 7 is a self-guided tour of urban animal life along New York City's No. 7 subway line. Traveling from Manhattan's dense core, under the East River and into Queens, the nation's most ethnically diverse county, we hope you can use Safari 7's resources to better understand the complexity, biodiversity, conflicts, and potentials of our urban ecosystems.

EXHIBITION DATES: Mon Apr 19 – Sat Apr 24, 2010.
HOURS: 10am-7pm (Mon Apr 19 – Fri Apr 23) and 10am-5pm (Sat Apr 24).
PRESS EVENT: 11am Mon Apr 19, with the exhibition curators
LOCATION: Vanderbilt Hall Grand Central Terminal
The exhibit, organized with MTA Arts for Transit, includes 3D maps, audio listening stations, and large-scale drawings about animal habitats, behaviors and life cycles amidst New York City’s urban culture and history. This exhibit is a trail head for Safari 7, a self-guided tour of urban wildlife on the MTA Number 7 subway line: Look around, take a map and download a podcast before embarking on the subway.
This exhibit is in conjunction with EarthFair organized by Earth Day New York.

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