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Dr. Richard D. Konicek-Moran
Educator, Biologist, Author

a Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Dick has been a science educator for the past 55 years teaching at all levels before finding a place at the University of Massachusetts School of Education in 1967. 

He has given many staff development workshops in science education in Africa, China, South America and Europe as well as in the United States.     

His area of research is children’s alternative conceptions in science and he has published papers in Phi Delta Kappan, Science Education, Science and Children and many other journals. Dick has published seven books with NSTA Press on teaching science through inquiry. See this science mystery series on his books page.

Dick is the recipient of a University Distinguished Teaching Award and the NSTA Presidential Citation Award.



Dr. Kathleen Konicek-Moran
Botanical Illustrator

a writer, editor and educator for 30 years, Kathleen now does botanical illustration and fine art in graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor.

She has created trail guides and illustrations for trail signs in the Everglades National Park, and supplied botanical and scientific illustrations for textbooks
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Her series of watercolor fruit and vegetable portraits entitled Beauty from My Backyard are currently in a permanent installation at Take Five Cookery in Hartford, CT.

She is beginning a new series of watercolor bird portraits, featuring iconic birds of the Everglades. 
Kathleen is the featured artist on the Everglades National Park Plant Pages and is the subject of an article in The Botanical Artist, a publication of the American Society of Botanical Artists.)

Inside the Cypress Cathedral Video

kathleen and Dick have been filmed at work researching plants in a cypress swamp habitat, in a video pod cast shown on the National Park website.They have spent the past 14 winters as volunteers in the Everglades National Park finding some of the Park’s most rare and fascinating plants and animals.

Kathleen’s work and that of other Miami artists were included in the 2014 exhibition entitled: Botanical Exploration in the Everglades, which she co-curated with Everglades Park botanist, Jimi Sadle and which was showcased in the Miami-Dade Library system and featured in a 2013 article in the Miami Herald

She exhibits regularly in Miami and western Massachusetts, in solo and group shows with the Tropical Botanic Artists and the Miami Watercolor Society.

Kathleen and Dick at Work in the Everglades
(Photo Courtesy of the National Parks Service)
 
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