This summer, as UVLTâ€™s Patchen Miller Intern, Iâ€™m seeking ways to combine art and environmental education. Weâ€™re often taught that science and art are two completely separate subjects, but I like to think of art not just as a means to produce artwork. Art is also a language through which we investigate and appreciate the world around us. We can use art to communicate about science, natural history and the environment, and connect in a new way, beyond words.
During the month of July, youâ€™ll be able to find me out and about at an arts table at the Hanover Farmersâ€™ Market or with the AVA Gallery at the Lebanon Farmersâ€™ Market. Come try a nature art project and chat with me about land conservation!
In late July and early August, Iâ€™ll be leading nature hikes for children; weâ€™ll make fairy houses and nature sculptures. Weâ€™ll observe the shapes, textures, colors and surprises that nature offers, and explore the ways that natural object sculptures can demonstrate a respectful and beautiful relationship between humans and the environment!
Check back for more information about a nature hike in your area. Volunteers and families are welcome to join us! Contact me for more information at: 603-643-6626 x121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 Patchen Miller Intern