This month VINS staff and volunteers will be sharing their own poems about the natural world, science and our work. We invite you to join us!
Sometimes, it's the poetry that I've read that connects my mind and body to the nature I'm exploring. The words of writers like Walt Whitman, Lawrence Collins, and Annie Dillard ring as true and timeless as the mountains I've climbed. From Lucretius's "On the Nature of Things," and epic about atoms, to Michael Symmonds Robert's "Corpus," reflections on mapping the genome, throughout human history, poetry has zoomed all the way in to our microscopic observations and all the way out to our cosmic theories to help us explain the way the world works.
Here are just a few examples of poems written by VINS Nature Center staff and poems that inspire us everyday!
Here are some resources for answering the poetry question in your science class (or answering the science question in your English class)!
Simple forms of poetry
Poems for Science Class from the Poetry Foundation
Earth Verse a lesson plan from readwritethink
Poetic Universe by NASA
Share your poems with us via Facebook (Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)), Twitter (@VINS_Tweets), Instagram (@vinsraptors) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org