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

A general graphic of flowers drawn in front of colored squares for the Art in the Outdoors: Nature Journaling advertisement design.

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 8, 15, 22, & 29:
WheatonArts Pollinator Garden

Registration for this program will open soon! Please check back later.

For questions, please 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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