Now in its third year, the Art of Ecology project is led by Mary Ellen Newport, Ph.D, who works with Academy students to turn the campus' pine plantation back into a native forest.
After a selective logging, Art of Ecology students plant native species to increase the biodiversity of Riley Woods.
Art of Ecology students present a special Earth Day convocation, sharing their knowledge with their peers through original songs and dances.
Art of Ecology students use art to convey what they’ve learned about the ecosystem of the Riley Woods.
Guided by Instructor of Ecology Mary Ellen Newport and guest artist Lydia Hicks, a new group of Interlochen Arts Academy students explore the changing environment of the Riley Road pine plantation
Environmental artist Mary O’Brien explains how she is working with fellow artist Daniel McCormick and Interlochen Arts Academy students to restore the Riley Woods environmentally and aesthetically.