Presenters: Penelope Speier, artist and Director of the 04ARTS Foundation for Arts in Education and Sarah Valdez, Edwards Aquifer Authority Education Coordinator
Embracing our natural affinity for the natural world, we invite you on an artistic journey to the San Marcos River.
9:00-9:45 Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies
The (VTS) is a highly interactive, student-centered methodology for teaching observation, listening and critical thinking skills. www.vtshome.org
9:45-10:15 Nature Walk explaining Nature Journaling
Art Workshops to illustrate Lesson Plans from the Discover The Edwards Aquifer - San Marcos
Springs & River Workbook
Participants will be able to experience both stations.
10:15-11:45 Station 1 – River Banners
Celebrate the river with colorful prayer flags
11:45-12:30 Lunch – will be provided.
12:30-2:00 Station 2 – Drawing the River
TexasWild Rice and botanical illustration
2:00-2:30 Reflection and Evaluation
Activities and resources discussion to reflect on how the workbook can be used in individual situations
Resources: San Marcos Public Library