Science and Art: Flathead ‘En Plein Air’ Symposium

In the summer of 2012, scientists and artists descended on B.C’s Flathead River Valley (located in the southeastern most corner of the province) to document its rare species, explore its breathtaking landscapes, and experience its natural beauty. The result? The Flathead En Plein Air art exhibit, a collection of original paintings from the Flathead – a region that has been described as one of the most ecologically important places on the planet.

Featuring works from internationally-acclaimed artist Dwayne Harty, and B.C.-based artists Laura Nelson, Tara Higgins, Joseph Cross, Denise LeMaster, and Simon Haiduk, the Flathead En Plein Air exhibit will be on display at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC in Vancouver from July 1st to October 12th.

Please join us on July 11, 2015 from 2 pm to 3 pm to learn more about this incredible place, and to find out what you can do to help protect it!

We will be joined by Daniel Mosquin, Research Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, who will be sharing with us his knowledge of the wonderful array of plants and flowers found in the Flathead Valley and neighbouring Elk Valley, and Jessie Corey, Terrestrial Campaign Coordinator at CPAWS-BC for a discussion of the ongoing conservation campaign to protect the incredible biodiversity of the Flathead Valley.

Saturday, July 11, 2 pm – 3 pm

Allan Yap Theatre
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
2212 Main Mall, UBC Campus
Vancouver, BC

To find out more about the campaign to connect and protect the Flathead, visit