imagining life forms
The state school that my grandsons attend was fortunate to have an artist in residence for a whole term. The residence culminated in an Arts Festival called Unseen Forces. The exhibition showed the children's thinking and work in combining art and science.
The Grade 1 children designed and named flora and fauna, specifying their common and scientific names. These were combined into A Field Guide of Delights.
Then they artfully arranged their creations within the natural landscape adjoining the school, placing them carefully so they could be seen and admired.
There were strange, fantastic objects, nestling in grass and lying on rocks.
Maybe when they grow up, any of these children may become involved in the biological sciences and once again experience having a species named after them.