Learning the Language of Art – Outdoors!

This summer, as UVLT’s Patchen Miller Intern, I’m seeking ways to combine art and environmental education. We’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, you’ll be able to find me out and about at an arts table at the Hanover Farmers’ Market or with the AVA Gallery at the Lebanon Farmers’ Market. Come try a nature art project and chat with me about land conservation!

UVLT’s 2011 Patchen Miller Intern, Ally Bernstein (left) visited the Hanover Farmers’ Market this week

In late July and early August, I’ll be leading nature hikes for children; we’ll make fairy houses and nature sculptures. We’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 uvlt.intern1@uvlt.org.

Ally Bernstein
2011 Patchen Miller Intern