Carlyn Iverson, owner of Absolute Science Studios. An artist dedicated to sceince and advancing protections and conservation of the natural world. Past work; the design and build of the Charles Darwin Exhibition Hall, Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, done as pro bono work to "pay it forward". Other past professional work has included several national and state parks, aquariums, state wildlife and natural resources projects and others.
Additional activities include teaching sketching and watercolor techniques in the field and wildlife photography for the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Current 2022 work-ongoing from 2015. Developing 3D models to teach individuals how to recognize aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. This work has been for MN DNR, Wyoming Fish and Wildlife, the University of Minnesota Extension and others. The species focused on include the Zebra and Quagga mussels, invasive crayfish such as the Rusty crayfish, several invasive species of fish and many aquatic invasive plants.
First place annual award from the Association of Interpretive Naturalists for creation of the illustrations for the MN Aqua curriculum design for schools. Over 200 illustrations covering freshwater fish, vertebrate and invertebrates, and plants found within the Minnesota watersheds.
Design and following supervision of the installation of exhibits for the Charles Darwin Exhibition Hall, located on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Work began in 2015 and the Hall opened in 2016. Additional exhibit work was added from 2016 until 2020 when Covid ended the work. Hoping to do additional work with the opening up of this National Park.