Scott Rawlins - The Real Indiana Jones

Scott Rawlins, professor of visual and performing arts at Arcadia University, is a scientific illustrator, naturalist and museum educator. He has traveled extensively around the globe, recording observations of nature in his sketchbooks that he uses for creating his illustration and presentation series.

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Friday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Science Center, Room 213 at Central Campus in Blue Bell

Meet & greet at 2 p.m.

Reserve a ticket to the 2018 Deans' Lecture

The lecture is free and open to the community and will be simulcast to West Campus in Pottstown - North Hall, Room 218.

Tickets are required for this free event.

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About Scott Rawlins

Scott Rawlins is a scientific illustrator, naturalist and museum educator who has been teaching at Arcadia since 1994. He holds degrees in biology, museum education and medical & biological illustration. In addition, Rawlins has studied scientific illustration at UC Berkeley, environmental education at Antioch College, and British museology through Hertford College, Oxford University. Rawlins currently oversees Arcadia’s major in scientific illustration. He teaches this subject as well as general illustration and design. He has served on the boards of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and has been president of both organizations.

Rawlins has had illustrations published in journals such as the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Invertebrate Biology and Acta Zoologica. His work has appeared in numerous books, including Your Inner Fish, Today’s Botanical Artists and The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration. He presently works as a research associate in vertebrate zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

In keeping with Arcadia’s commitment to the development of a global perspective, Rawlins has taken advantage of a number of “study abroad” experiences, including an opportunity to work with a native healer in Belize, a botanical artist on the Amazon and a nature journalist in Italy. Additional areas of exploration have included Cuba, Egypt and Portugal. In each location Rawlins has recorded observations in his sketchbooks, and this work usually results in a series of illustrations and presentations. In terms of “domestic” interests, Rawlins has been working with paleontologists at Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences, where he draws or reconstructs specimens of various fossil fish, including the well-known “fishapod” Tiktaalik roseae.