Nature Study Class (ages 6-10)
We are excited to begin classes soon, and have some exciting news to share! Due to an overwhelming response to pre-registrations to this class, we are expanding our class size with a new co-teacher joining the team!
Kristin Baudin is a local homeschool mom, from Marco Island, with a background in nursing and science. She has been an active teacher in her church and community, and also on Outschool. Ms. Kristin will be working closely with me in the planning and implementation of our Nature Study curriculum. We plan to break the class into smaller groups for the various art and science activities, to best make use of the resources and skills available to us. I am very excited at this opportunity to expand our Shaker's Acres classes, and am looking forward to what this new season has in store.
Explore everyday Nature in this hands-on, science & art Nature Study class. The whole Farm, gardens, and woods are our classroom for art and adventure! Each weeks will feature a nature topic to explore in depth, and culminate with time dedicated to maintaining a personal nature journal. We will spend particular attention this class to the artistic mediums of watercolor, sketching, and printmaking. Some topics we will pursue may include parts of a plant, tree rings, fungi, gyotaku, owl pellet dissections, bird feather identification, etc.
Class starts with a farm tour and animal feeding, then we head to the outdoor classroom for our Nature Study art class.
Class is entirely outdoors and around animals, so please dress for the weather and bring water. Closed toe shoes recommended. Severe storms may cause us to reschedule the event.
The Treehouse (playground) is open for participants and siblings, with parental supervision.
See you on the Farm!
Covid 19 - Social Distancing is encouraged, and handwashing readily available. Classes are entirely outdoors. Please continue to make smart choices regarding personal health and risk factors prior to attending classes. Please do not attend if you or your family members are sick.