New Leaf Envirotoken Voting The Museum of Natural History is on the ballot for this year’s Envirotoken program at New Leaf Community Markets. Winners will benefit from Envirotokens for an entire year, as customers will have an option to donate ten cents to the organization of their choice for each reusable bag they bring to the store. Online voting will be open throughout the month of May. Follow this link to vote for the Museum.
Practice your artistic skills at the Museum Visit us every Saturday in May between 1-3pm to try out your artistic skills at our Illustration Station, free with Museum admission and open to all ages. If you know a kid between the ages of 10 and 14, sign them up for Natural Science Illustration for Kids, a special one day class taught by Christine Elder on May 28 from 11am-4pm. Students will learn drawing techniques not otherwise taught in formal art programs including: methods for creating realistic drawings, quick sketching techniques for capturing shapes, forms, texture, and mood, and ways to think more creatively. Members $45/General $55. Please register by May 20 to ensure a space for your child!
Illustrating Nature at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History If you’re looking for something to do in the Monterey area, visit our former partners from the Scientific Illustration Program (now located at CSUMB) at their Illustrating Nature exhibit in Pacific Grove happening now through June 5. There’s also a scientific illustration demonstration this Saturday, May 14 from 11am to 2pm. While you’re there, don’t miss their special temporary exhibit Living with Mountain Lions.
Santa Cruz Bird Club Meeting: Odes of the Monterey Bay Region On Thursday, May 19, expand your observing horizon and join the Santa Cruz Bird Club for a slide show presented by Don Roberson on the identification and ecology of our local dragonflies and damselflie s (Order Odonata) and the expanding subculture of “odeing.” Meeting begins at 7:30pm here at the Museum. Free and open to the public.