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RE: nature-oriented make & take activities needed


Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 12:49:21 PST

Kelli, My mom and dad work in various National Parks. My father, with a science background is a naturalist and my mom, an artist and educator develops art oriented projects for visitors. Many activities deal with nature, preservation or the culture of the area. I would contact a National Park near you for ideas. Most parks have a Junior Ranger program that has fun learning activies. One site I went to that might help is:
Renee Berg
6th,7th Art and 8th grade Art Tech
Mitchell Public Schools
Mitchell, SD

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Decker []
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 1:33 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: nature-oriented make & take activities needed

A post came through the ArtsEducators list that I know all of you folks can
help with....Kelli is looking for some fun nature oriented activites.Please
reply to the list and I will forward to Kelli - or I did invite Kelli to join the Getty list -
nothing can compare.

From Kelli:

Hi everyone-- I have been a member for a few months now but have
never had anything to post. Here's the story...
I am doing an internship at a place that teaches water conservation,
wildlife stewardship, environmental responsibility, etc. (I am starting a
graduate program this summer to get my certification in Visual Arts, so I am
a little out of my comfort zone with all the science-based learning here at
my internship). We are trying to come up with some activities to provide
for ages 3-12 here at our festivals (Earth Day, Sturgeon Festival) and I
would like to have some arts-and-crafts activities. Any ideas about
anything that might
(a) be relevant to our nature-oriented approach and
(b) be plain old good crafts that produce fun results?

Any ideas would be appreciated. From what I have read of the
messages this group posts you are a very knowledgeable and creative group
with lots of great ideas and resources.

Kelli Hughes-Schimelpfenig
Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver, WA