CSU Channel Islands Environmental Science and Resource Management department hosted their first 2018 Spring Speaker Series Event. This year’s theme is “engagement in environmental change” and the first lecture was from two young California artists, each with a background in marine science. Natalie Arnoldi is currently working on a series of portraits (in oil) of known great white sharks in the California population to promote environmental change. You can follow Natalie on Instagram @natalie_arnoldi and visit her website to see more of her works. Ethan Estess specializes in pieces assembled from found objects and marine debris to capture the essence of environmental change. In addition, he is also building an NGO focused on environmental education through public art installations. To see what type of motivating pieces Ethan is working on check out his Instagram and visit his website If you are interested in learning more about his NGO, Countercurrent, you can check out the website and follow the NGO’s Instagram @counteercurrent_art.

Natalie and Ethan’s lecture talk was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube:


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