Oct 25, 2016
Todays project was inspired by a couple things:
1) I originally wanted to make my passion project into a blog that classified all the mammals on Vancouver Island (bio nerd here.) But I was finding it difficult to locate images and information for some of the more unknown local animals.
2) I am doing a my inquiry project on how we can foster creativity in science class. Whether that is creative problem solving, or finding time to do art, or making abstract connections.
So I decided to focus down my animal enthusiasm, and learn about all the different sea stars that can be found around Vancouver Island.
I found an awesome website that is essentially the invertebrate version of what I was originally hoping to create: Guide to Marine Life on North Vancouver Island.
So I decided to focus on sea stars.
I wanted to draw them free-hand in a way that was creative but also representative of their anatomy.
It was also a good opportunity for me to learn their scientific names, and think the features shared between sea stars in the same families;