From 10am until 12pm

Drawing from nature is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to discover the plants and animals around you. There is crossover value for everyone: practice drawing from life; hone observation skills; deepen knowledge of the natural world. With simple sketching techniques we can develop our ability to really see the details of what is going on around us.  By tapping into a sense of curiosity and recording data in the form of words, pictures and numbers we can discover all sorts of cool things happening in our backyards and beyond.

Join natural science illustrator Sandy McDermott as she introduces students to the art of creating nature journals, with an emphasis on using drawing as a tool for observation. The session will integrate science, writing, and drawing with the goal of helping students to observe and connect with the natural world immediately around them. The intention is for students to continue to use nature journals as part of their regular curricula and daily lives as learners. No drawing experience necessary.

Designed for kids age 7-12. Space is limited; register by calling 447-6991 or click here to register online. Program fee: $10/member; $15/non-member.