Erica Cirino is a science writer and artist who explores the human connection to nature—wild creatures in particular—in both her writing and art.
As a writer, Erica covers stories about wildlife and the environment, most often related to biology, conservation and policy. Her stories appear in Scientific American, VICE, Ars Technica, Audubon, New Scientist, The Atlantic, National Geographic Blog, City Creatures Blog, and other popular science publications. As an artist, Erica possesses a strong command of various disciplines. She is an award-winning photographer and mixed-media artist who combines her artistic finesse with her knowledge of wildlife physiology and ecology to create striking, thoughtful works focused on wildlife and environmental subject matter.
One of her major creative inspirations is her role as a licensed wildlife rehabber who has spent several years in the clinical setting. Through her writing, art and wildlife rehabilitation work, Erica hopes to foster human thought, conversation and, perhaps, admiration for the natural world. Currently Erica is in the midst of her "Go and See Tour: Exploring the Pacific Ocean and Beyond in Pursuit of Plastic," a series of presentations about her global travels and experiences covering the story of plastic pollution, science and solutions.
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Visit Erica Cirino's website to learn more about her work.