Sale of Texas as Art calendars benefit Kimbell Geosciences

Satellite images of Texas become calendar art

Sale of Texas as Art calendars benefit Kimbell Geosciences

Texas isn’t beautiful from ground-level only – it’s beautiful from high above as well and worthy of being considered art. Midwestern State University Professor Emeritus of Geology Rebecca Dodge has collected satellite images of Texas and compiled a calendar, which is being sold through MSU Texas’ Kimbell School of Geosciences.

The Texas as Art calendar features 15 months of satellite images of the Lone Star State, complete with an explanation of significant features shown on each panel. The Texas as Art project is part of the TexasView program, a grant from AmericaView with support from the U.S. Geological Survey. MSU Texas is the lead institution for the 12-member TexasView consortium that supports undergraduate- and graduate-level geospatial research and K-12 teacher training across the state. Professors working through the grant teach students to manage natural resources, water quality, forestry, and agriculture using satellite imagery.

TexasView develops, updates and shares with educators change-detection data to monitor land cover and landform changes.

Caprock Canyon State Park, Lake Arrowhead State Park, Abilene State Park, and Palo Duro Canyon State Park are featured along with images from far West Texas.

The images are from an art exhibit on display at the Sibley Nature Center in Midland, Texas, which Dodge hopes to bring to Wichita Falls in the summer.

Proceeds from the Texas as Art calendar sales will be used for undergraduate research and for workshops, which train K-12 teachers on educational activities using satellite imagery to teach about geological landforms and ecoregions.

Texas as Art calendars may be purchased with cash, check, or credit card for $20 by calling Sheila Tucker in the MSU Texas Geosciences office at 940-397-4251 or visiting Bolin Science Hall 307. Calendars also may be purchased on Mustang Marketplace with an additional charge for postage and handling.


Calendar cover for Texas as Art