The Art of Nature returns to the Museum! We are busily preparing to host the 23rd annual Art of Nature exhibit, opening April 7th and running through June 3rd. This year, the museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators to display over 60 artworks in a variety of media. From flowers, to birds, to invertebrates, to mammals, explore how illustration is used to convey information and connect people with the natural sciences. Learn more about all of our Art of Nature programs here.
We are seeking extra volunteers to help install the Art of Nature exhibit on Monday, April 2nd. Volunteers with strong backs are encouraged to come between 10am and noon to help move heavy materials. Volunteers with an eye for detail are encouraged to help from 1pm to 3pm to help hang the artwork for the show. Questions? Please call Liz at 420-6115.
Wood ducks can be seen nesting at Neary Lagoon. Check out the nesting box in the water near the floating bridge to get an up-close view of these magnificent birds. Peter Wampler, Neary Lagoon Program Coordinator, reported spotting at least three pairs of wood ducks nesting around the lagoon recently.
Summer Camps will soon be available for online registration. Kids, ages 7 to 14, can connect with nature, fun and adventure at our Summer Camps! Art and Nature Explorers Camp is for kids who love art, science, and lots of outdoor fun. Nature and Survival Skills Camp is for kids who want to learn about nature and traditional survival skills in the woods. Registration for members will open the first week of April. Registration for non-members will open April 16th. Learn more about our Summer Camps here.
Want to inspire stewardship? We have two volunteer docent trainings coming up in April. Monday, April 23rd, learn how to lead 7th graders through field tours in our Sandhills Exploration program. Monday, April 30th, join docents learning to lead Art of Nature school tours in the Museum. Learn more about our docent opportunities here.