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In the environmental science field, there's something for everyone!
We would like to encourage you to explore careers and topics related to the field of environmental science. February features a wide array of opportunities, as well as the specialized work of those dedicated to conservation efforts, sustainability, and natural resources. Environmental endeavors are surprisingly eclectic and those involved have backgrounds and passions that create a rich tapestry of talents. There is truly something for everyone who wishes to get involved in creating a positive pathway to the future of our planet.
Nature illustrators combine their artistic talent in art with their love of nature. Other names for this profession include biological or scientific illustrators - no matter the title, these artists create accurate and eye-catching images of both flora and fauna. Traditional artist mediums include watercolor, acrylic or oil paints, and pencil. No matter the medium, attention to detail is key, as finished projects are often used for educational purposes. The work must appropriately represent the subject in scale, coloration, and background, throughout various seasons, geographic measures, and other criteria. Nature illustrators often work freelance but are also employed by research institutions, museums, book publishers, park services, nature preserves, textbook companies, and scientific communities. Some nature illustrators are employed at colleges, art schools, and universities and teach specialized classes.