MEDIA ADVISORY: Bugs and birds and bones, oh my! 'Illustrating Nature' exhibit returns to Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

What: "Illustrating Nature," an exhibit of science and nature illustrations

When: May 4 through June 9, 2002

Where: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: "Illustrating Nature" is an annual exhibit of detailed science and nature illustrations by students in the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Over 65 works in pen and ink, watercolor, colored pencil, graphite, gouache, acrylic, bronze sculpture, and other media will be on display. Subjects range from zoology and botany to medicine and genetics. The exhibit is cosponsored by the Santa Cruz Museum Association and the Science Communication Program. UCSC is one of the few universities in the United States offering a specialized graduate program in scientific illustration.

Illustrators will demonstrate various techniques on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Images: High-resolution scans of both black-and-white and color drawings are available electronically. Contact Tim Stephens in the UCSC Public Information Office at (831) 459-4352.

Contacts: For more information about the exhibit, call the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History at (831) 420-6115 or illustration student Jennifer Kane at (831) 420-6115.

For more information about the Science Communication Program's illustration track, contact Ann Caudle at (831) 459-4356 or