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Poetry Path

A rock inscribed with poetry outside NHMU.
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A rock inscribed with poetry outside a museum.
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A rock inscribed with poetry outside a museum.
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Poetry Path

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a partner in the Field Work: Aligning Poetry & Science project working to humanize the language of science via poetry. Doing so helps audiences forge deeper, more meaningful relationships with the natural history they encounter. The culminating effort in this partnership was the creation of a poetry path that lines the Bonneville Shoreline Trail outside the Museum. NHMU's Poet-in-Residence, Kate Coles, selected the excerpts of poems that are engraved on stones visible from the trail. They include:

Background

Field Work: Aligning Poetry & Science is a two-city art and science program aimed at fostering STEM learning through poetry. Under this unique project, Poets House, a 70,000-volume national poetry library in New York City, is working with Salt Lake City Public Library and the Natural History Museum of Utah to engage broad audiences in a range of interactive programs that humanize the language of science through multiple collaborative language arts experiments. The Poetry Path at NHMU is a culminating component and a key deliverable of the grant-funded project.

The Poetry Path is Presented in partnership with:

 

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