The Jr Nature Sketch Club project has grown up and is now going national across Canada! It’s been an honour to work with the Bateman Foundation in creating the new website www.NatureSketch.org and releasing a series of free online series of video tutorials with Robert Bateman for NatureSketch.
Join me as the sketch artist for a 10 week session of sketching in nature with the Robert Bateman Centre! Starting on May 7th, 2016 and running every Saturday for the next 10 weeks we will be exploring the eco-systems of the Wild Bird Sanctuary Project on Vancouver Island.
Children will be guided through 10 unique eco-systems and learn about the wildlife and habitat of local flora and fauna including the re-wilding of habitat in urban settings, nature’s patterns and processes: cycles, networks, nested systems, flows, development and dynamic balance and understanding species at risk.
Our goal is inspire observation and appreciation of the natural world, to foster a desire to protect wild habitat and to help children and adults connect and engage with the natural world.
For more information or to sign up go to: www.batemancentre.org or call (250) 940-3630
Richard Louv is the recipient of The Audubon Medal and author of national bestselling book, ‘Last Child in the Woods.’ He continues to write and research on the children and nature movement which is growing exponentially. In the following article, he discusses this movement and how we can all do something to be a part of it.
Children and Nature Movement by Richard Louv