hats for science

Lynne Rae Perkins

I’m planning the hat I’m going to make and wear at the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on April 22. My friend Kate, a costume designer for theater, is making a solar system hat that lights up. It will probably be amazing. I saw a picture of a boy, on the internet, who had also made a solar system hat. His was pretty spectacular, too:

As for my own ideas, some of them have been fairly simple. Like a windmill hat, for renewable energy research:

And some have been perhaps a little too complicated. This well-known wood engraving (called “the Flammarion engraving) by an unknown artist, has often been used as a metaphor for the search for knowledge, scientific or mystical:

The hat I envisioned:

This Scherenschnitte (paper cut) by Swiss artist Susanne Schlapfer-Geiser:

struck me as wonderful inspiration for a hat about biodiversity. It’s even the right…

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