Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 3, 393–406, 2020

Special issue: Five years of Earth sciences and art at the EGU (2015–2019)

Geosci. Commun., 3, 393–406, 2020

Research article 02 Dec 2020

Research article | 02 Dec 2020

Science, poetry, and music for landscapes of the Marche region, Italy: communicating the conservation of natural heritage

Olivia Nesci and Laura Valentini

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Subject: Geoscience education | Keyword: Science-art collaborations
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We present a new approach in science communication that uses art, such as poetry and ancient music, to entice people to learn about landscapes. Our goal is to promote a deeper understanding of landscapes by integrating their origin and physical aesthetic with their cultural and artistic heritage. We aim to educate people to have a new perception, starting from a site's physical beauty, building on scientific study and cultural history, and arriving at the knowledge of its social importance.
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