© 2022 EcoArt Expeditions and Citizen Artist

All artwork and photos on this page copyright L.A. Woolery.

Dr. Woolery is proud to work with GALS- Girls on outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science, a free science program for high school girls in Arizona that integrates outdoor education with place-based science learning. GALS brings young women into the back country to increase science proficiency by engaging participants as scientists. Dr. Woolery engages with this group of young women, GALS participants in field-based science research workshops using Art-Based Perceptual Ecology protocols

to study environmental change. 

Dr. Woolery is a member of the Ecoartnetwork, over 200 invitational members located internationally, who practice, teach, write, and research at the intersection of art and science, and address global ecological concerns.


​Introduction to Citizen Artist and Art-Based Research Methods 

​ 6- Week On-Line Course.  Sponsored by: Citizen Artist
Next classes start February 7, 2023

Learn alternative field research methods applicable to creating solutions to our most pressing environmental issues. Learn how to bring diversity and inclusion to participatory science research projects using this multimodal knowledge systems approach. Includes synchronous, asynchronous and experiential learning platforms.  For more Information.

Past Happenings - 2022

​Natural History Institute, Prescott, AZ

​Sept. 22.  TalkCitizen Artist™: An Alternative Path to Studying Critical Environmental Issues.

Sept. 24.  Field Workshop: Become a Citizen Artist.

For more information and video: Natural History Institute

NAAEE Conference - Tucson, AZ

Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 5-6:30 pm. Citizen Artist at NAAEE Share Fair.  

Friday, Oct. 14 at 4 pm. Preparing Educators to conduct community-based science research using alternative research methodologies.   (In-person presentation) 
Thursday, Oct. 13 or Sat.-TBD. 
Art-Based Perceptual Ecology: Alternative inquiry protocols suitable for widespread adaptation. (Live-virtual presentation) ​​​​

SciComm 2022 Conference - University of Nebraska

August 18. Featured SpeakerCitizen Artist™ - Offering trans-disciplinary practices, tools and communication platforms for the advancement of science.

August 17. Panel Discussion.

North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) 
July 16-21, 2022.  Reno, NV 
PresentationRestoring Connections: More-than-Human as co-collaborators in the research process.  

Cit Sci Virtual.  Sponsored by: CitizenScience.org

May 23-26, 2022 
Citizen Artist™ Reaching a broad audience through alternative research methodologies. Poster.

​Santa Cruz River Research Days Symposium
Sponsored by: The Sonoran Institute, Tucson, AZ
March 25, 2022 
Presentation:  The plight of the Kingfisher: Travels through a riparian zone at Nogales Wash.   https://sonoraninstitute.org

Past Happenings - 2021

International Conference on Conservation Biology (ICCB) 
​December 12-16, 2021 
Panel: Using everything in our community science toolbox for conservation of aquatic ecosystems: Management, research, arts, and education.
PresentationCitizen Artist™, 
a new community science research opportunity focused on marine ecology and freshwater river ecosystems. 

​Webinar - Environmental Educators of North Carolina 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 
Citizen Artist™ - A new participatory science research platform 
At Citizen Artist™, we engage in alternative field research methodologies to study critical environmental issues providing a platform for underrepresented populations to have a voice in science research.

Dr. Woolery conducting plant biodiversity research in the Sonoran Desert in SE Arizona.  Teaching a young person  'shadow drawing' an ABPE research methodology used to study biodiversity.

About -- Dr. Lee Ann Woolery

With a focus on divergent ways of knowing, Dr. Lee Ann Woolery pioneered Art-Based Perceptual Ecology, (ABPE) a unique interdisciplinary approach for conducting ecological field research.  Dr. Woolery holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. Her field study in Desert Ecology was conducted in the Sonoran Desert in both Arizona and Mexico. Dr. Woolery’s dissertation: Art-based perceptual ecology as a way of knowing the language of place, can be purchased by contacting her HERE

Research in the Sonoran Desert
Dr. Woolery has conducted many plant biodiversity inventories in the Sonoran Desert that include walking and visually documenting the terrestrial plants through multiple Art-Based Perceptual Ecology research protocols such as the shadow drawing protocol, an ABPE method that communicates a visual narrative of the land’s story
through patterns.
  More of her research can be seen HERE

"My work is grounded in a desire to find ways that people can come to know the changes in our environment that do not solely rely on the Western scientific paradigm but collaborate in tandem with science. Art and science can complement one another in the service of biospheric change and environmental sustainability through a pluralistic discourse, which may generate new questions and make available new solutions to environmental issues." (Woolery, 2002).