Nature Soup: A Mix of Nature Inspiration, Knowledge, and Fun with Maureen Stine
Date: 2/22/2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Nature Soup: A Mix of Inspiration, Knowledge, and Fun with Maureen Stine Join naturalist Maureen Stine as she guides participants through fun, multi-sensory, nature-themed activities based on the national award-wining curriculum Project Learning Tree. Ms. Stine will bring inspiration and knowledge to Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center – Hessel School House – Saturday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program will begin with hands-on indoor activities including creating plaster animal tracks from rubber molds, identifying native Michigan animals through a fun game examining pelts, sharing winter honing skills using scents, and painting lead-free fishing jigs to take home and use. The program will conclude with a gentle outdoor hike discussing tree identification and conservation practices that enhance Michigan forests for wildlife. This program is perfect for parents, grandparents, educators, and members of the general public interested in learning replicable nature activities with conservation messages to share. Ms. Stine emphasizes that conservation education and winter trekking helps promote the sustainability of our natural resources and renews the senses, ethical enthusiasm, and aesthetic perceptions. She encourages the public to find nature preserves to explore by visiting www.landtrust.org/nature-preserve-map/. Maureen Stine is a certified heritage interpreter through the National Association for Interpretation, a certified environmental educator through the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education, and a certified facilitator of Project Learning Tree. Visit her website at https://www.natureology.me. This program is free of charge. Donations are appreciated. Feel free to bring a friend. This class is limited to 20 participants. To register, call (906) 484-1333 or visit www.hesselschoolhouse.org. This Avery Nature Conservation program is funded by The Americana Foundation. Photo by Beth Anne Piehl