TAKE 5: Five questions answered by activity organizers on Open Field this summer
Occupation: Artist, administrative assistant, amateur naturalist, and aspiring citizen scientist
City/Neighborhood: Golden Valley
Open Field Activity: Open Phenology
Activity Description: Open Phenology is an experiential and experimental project dedicated to observing (mostly) natural phenomena occurring in the Walker Art Center’s vicinity. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Date of Activity: Fridays (nearly every Friday) at 10 am, May 13–September 2
Check it out on the Open Field calendar of events!
1) What’s your favorite public space, in the Twin Cities or beyond?
Big hug for State Parks. Flickr. Leave room here for the space I haven’t yet discovered.
2) How did you find out about Open Field and why did you decide to host your own activity on Open Field?
As a Walker staff member, there’s no hiding from Open Field! Motivating me to take the plunge were collegial support, the ever-expanding world of citizen science, and spring.
3) If you could learn any skill on Open Field, what would it be?
I’ll jump on board with Angela Sprunger’s dream of moss graffiti art, adding lichens to the mix.
4) What is the ideal audience for your Open Field activity?
I consider my “audience” to be collaborators. The ideal collaborator is excited to absorb a new vocabulary word—phenology—and then make the most of a little time pondering our environs.
5) If Open Field had a mascot, who/what would it be?