Art in the Outdoors: Nature Journaling

WheatonArts and CU Maurice River present a four-week nature journaling course!

Get kids outdoors this summer while growing their science knowledge, appreciation for nature, and artistic ability. Programming takes place two (2) days per week, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from August 3 to August 25. Wednesday sessions occur at four local nature trails and Thursday sessions take place at WheatonArts. The program is designed for youth ages 8 to 13, and children will produce one final project to be displayed in the WheatonArts pollinator garden. Students are expected to attend all sessions; parents may join if they wish! All materials are provided by CU Maurice River and are free to participants.

Art in the Outdoors: Nature Journaling – Schedule

Wednesdays, CU Maurice River Nature Walks:

Kids get outdoors to experience local natural wonders! Exploratory, hands-on nature walks are led by CU Maurice River Outdoor Educators on four local nature trails. They will search for and sketch the signs of nature found along each trail.

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
August 3: Waltman Park: Blooms & Blades
August 10: Maurice River Bluffs: Six-legged Creatures
August 17: Parvin State Park: The Trees’ Feathered Friends
August 24: WheatonArts Nature Trail: Your Choice

Thursdays, WheatonArts Education Studio:

It’s time to get creative in the studio! Students meet with an art instructor at WheatonArts, where they will develop their field observation sketches from the day before into a nature journal entry. At the end of the program, participants will have their favorite work displayed in the WheatonArts pollinator garden.

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
August 4, 11, 18, & 25

Application Fee: $10
Application Deadline: July 22, 2022

Questions? Email or call 856.300.5331

Presented in partnership between CU Maurice River and WheatonArts.
Additional funding is provided by the National Park Service’s Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.
The flower graphic was created off a drawing by a CCTEC Science Club Member.

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