Erin Towns is a 22 year veteran teacher, visual artist, and documentary photographer from Augusta, Maine, USA. Erin is a PolarTREC Educator, National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and alumni of global professional development programs including Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Program, Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Kazakhstan, Fulbright Hays Seminars Abroad China, German-American Exchange Commission’s Education in Germany Program, and Fulbright Collaborative Groups Abroad Projects Ethiopia. Courses taught address global and environmental issues and value using a combination of inquiry based social studies, visual arts, and science methodologies. Erin is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences studying interdisciplinary Arctic curriculum design and Polar visual science communication.
As a visual artist, Erin Towns travels the world documenting the interconnectedness of human and environmental worlds using unique perspectives that bring stories to life. She strives to inspire her students and the general public into action to address contemporary global environmental and social issues.
Please reach out! Erin is available to capture dynamic imagery of important life milestones and events. As a visual science communicator, she assists researchers and non-profit organizations working in Earth and Climate sciences and any related field. Prices are reasonable. Email for consultation.