I wanted to join Artists for Conservation to share my experience of the natural world but it is more than that. I feel that I need to do my small part in helping to connect people to nature. Maybe my art work of local Yellowknife birds may bring awareness to people of the diversity of birds beyond ravens and ptarmigans that inhabit Yellowknife. There is another reason I would like to join this organization, to find other artists with the same concerns and interests. As a long-term resident of Canada’s arctic and subarctic north, where scientist are predicting that climate change is having a disproportionate impact, I hope to bring awareness…however small.