Online via Zoom: An Artist’s View of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge – with Michael Boardman – Tuesday, June 16th

For the past several months, we have had to cancel our programs and workshops to help ensure everyone’s health and safety.  Now, we are very pleased to present our first Zoom Online program on June 16th at 7 p.m. To register for this event, please click on the link in the paragraph in bold font at the bottom of this post.

Michael Boardman is a wildlife artist and member of the Maine Master Naturalist program.  In spring of 2019, he was selected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be the Artist-In-Residence at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He was flown to the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge in June to spend two weeks at the Canning River Bird Camp, assisting the ornithologists there study all the migrating birds breeding on the tundra. In his presentation, Michael will share his unique experience in an extreme environment, with plenty of artwork and stories about how the avian life of the Arctic Refuge connects us all to that endangered landscape.

Wildlife artist Michael Boardman in his North Yarmouth studio  (Press Herald photo by Gregory Rec)

Michael is known for his watercolor bird portraits and nature journal sketches. Numerous artist residencies have allowed him to connect art and science, including Acadia National Park, Hog Island Audubon Camp, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, and most recently Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska in June of 2019.  He is also the owner and artist of Coyote Graphics, creating nature based garments from his artwork. (

Michael will discuss his time in the Arctic Refuge, share stories and images, and answer your questions. We hope you can join us!

There’s no charge, but you need to register in advance to watch this program.  To do so, please click on this link and enter your name and email address:–vpjMtHNPW9-I9zEoPyvCYaARYqZpl
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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