So many kids are at home right now - all over the world - as a result of the Covid-19 virus. I wanted to do something. I wanted to find a small way to help and I'm not a medical doctor or nurse or economist, so I couldn't help with any of the most serious problems, but I am an educator, an artist, and a huge advocate of SciComm, so what I've come up with is CoBioArt! CoBioArt is going to be a place for biologists, artists, doodlers, or anyone else who wants to help kids learn about biology through art. It gets its name by the contraction of "Coronavirus, Biology, and Art," and although it has been designed in response to Covid-19 - I plan on making it a permanent fixture on my site. I will be posting what amount to 'coloring book' images or interactive activities for kids of different ages (and maybe a few adults!) to color and my hope is that they will learn a few biology tidbits while having a bit of fun.
So - how can you participate? I want your images! If you have anything that might teach some biology to kids - I want to include it. All you need to do is CLICK HERE to upload an image (or PDF or .doc) to my site and I'll post it below, along with the images I will be creating myself. I don't want to stifle creativity, so I'll just tell you they should be interactive and should (hopefully) keep some kiddos busy and learning! If you have any particular requests for content, please contact me and I'll do my best.
Help support CoBioArt!
Although CoBioArt is free to use for all it still takes time to generate the images and I would very much appreciate any small donation you can manage to my CoBioArt project.
Here are links to a few more absolutely awesome coloring activities.
Make sure to check them out too!!