Tomorrow, Saturday, April 28th we welcome you to attend the Art of Spring Wildflowers, an adult art class and wildflower hike. This class is our spring installment of the Connect with Nature Series. It’s a great way to develop your art skills, make new friends, and enjoy a day in nature. This class will begin at 10am at the Museum where participants will get expert art instruction from Ceiba art teacher, Collette Sanchez. Midday, the class will move to Wilder Ranch State Park for observation and field study of local wildflowers. Pre-registration is available online, or come to the Museum before class begins at 10am.
Next Monday, April 30th, join us for a Docent Training in leading the Art of Nature school tours. If you love nature illustration and want to teach children about it, this can be a fun and enriching opportunity! Docents are volunteers who lead one-hour presentations about Museum exhibits during school hours. The Art of Nature tours only run through June 1st, so we are looking for Docents with availability throughout the month of May. Please register online or call Deborah at 420-6115 x12.
The Art of Nature joins First Fridays! Come to the free public reception for the Art of Nature on Friday, May 4th from 5-8pm. There will be live art demonstrations by featured illustrators, a fun Illustration Station for creating your own works of art, and light refreshments. Learn more.
Book an Art of Nature school tour! These fun and interactive tours are available for classes and school groups throughout the month of May. Learn more about docent-led school tours.
Need advertising? Sponsor the Families in Nature: Summer Saturday Series! Summer Saturdays are filled with animals, music, crafts, and fun! All business sponsors get prominent recognition at the event, on our website, in press releases, email communications, and social media sites. For more information, contact Deborah@santacruzmuseums.org or call 420-6115 x12.
The bees took a little spring break … but now they’re back! Our demonstration bee hive was not doing very well, early this spring. So our fantastic volunteer beekeeper, Jeff Perez, doctored the hive, and they are happy and healthy again. Come see if you can find the queen!
The Museum phone system has changed. Now when you call our main line, (831) 420-6115, you will be presented with extension options to reach the staff members you are seeking. Here’s a list of our new extensions:
Liz Broughton, Visitor Services Manager, x10
Alie Welch, Financial Adminsitrator, x11
Deborah McArthur, Education Manager, x12
Zach Deutsch-Gross, Sandhills Coordinator, x13
Peter Wampler, Neary Lagoon Coordinator, x14
Jenny Barker, Volunteer & Communications Coordinator, x15
Dan Harder, Executive Director, x16