by Deb Shaw
Tania Marien, ArtPlantae will teach a children’s nature art class through Back to Natives on Saturday, 23 July, 2011, from 10 am – 11 am at the Santiago Creek Nature Center, 600 E. Memory Lane, in Santa Ana, CA.
Part of the “Learning through Natural Science Illustration” series, Tania will introduce children to natural science illustration through the book, “A Seed is Sleepy.” The class will take a short hike, and learn how Back to Natives collects seeds for habitat restoration. The young naturalists will then use colored pencils to design and illustrate a seed packet, and receive native plant seeds to plant at home. The class will cover plants, how they grow, and why they are important.
The class is for children ages 5 & 6, and costs $10.75 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To register, email Back to Natives that you will be coming to the class, fill out the City+of+Santa+Ana+Registration+Form-1 and bring it with you with payment to the class the day of the event.