It’s time for Curious By Nature!We’re excited to announce our new series, Curious By Nature! Click the thumbnail above to check out episode one, featuring local artist Katherine Lampert showing us how to find artistic inspiration in nature! Then, keep the fun going with the activities below. Check out our key to help you navigate our activities in this issue and future blasts.
Get outside and explore with our new Wonder Guides and Activity Books. We’ve compiled some of our favorite Wonder at Home activities and put them into a printable booklet that you can use at home! We’ll be releasing one a week over the next eight weeks, each with a special theme. Click here to check out our first installment on butterflies and moths!
Snakes have incredibly textured skin because of the scales that cover their bodies. Let’s take the idea of leaf rubbing we learned from Katherine and use that to make our own textured snakes! Click here to download and print our snake coloring sheets, and then find objects in your home and outside that have interesting textures. Place the coloring sheet over them, and rub a crayon or colored pencil over the paper to create a unique texture for your snake!
It’s amazing what you can find when you just take the time to study what’s around you! Click here to download our instructions for making a small thing finder, then explore the teeny-tiny plants and animals around you and record what you find!
A scientific drawing is a record of all of the great observations you are making. Pick something inside your home or outside your window and draw it! You don’t need to be a ‘good artist’ to do a scientific drawing, just a careful observer! Be sure to include details you are noticing and use labels. Click here for our demo.