Classes & Workshops

Ages: 12-14

Walden Pond Goes Urban (Week Nine)

Instructor(s): Almeta Whitis Angela Cannon-Crothers
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Take nature walks… in the city! Hone your powers of observation; notice the vibrant natural world in our own urban neighborhood. Read and discuss excerpts from Thoreau’s Walden and engage in nature writing. Field trips will include natural environments of the neighborhood: George Eastman House gardens, RMSC’s herb garden, Memorial Art Gallery sculpture garden, Poetry Walk and a local community garden. Participate in writing, reflection, nature walks, and making paper, ink and natural dyes. Students will write, illustrate, and create collage and ink print pieces from their personal sense impressions, memory, and nature experiences to compile a hand-bound journal.

Course Code: JY13-G5