Herbarium with the Hive

This week (July 14) with 41 kids and 5 teachers we made a 259 print herbarium of walnut ink monoprints of objects collected by the kids from around the site: leaves, pinecones, bottle caps, seeds, moss, etc.  We organized the prints into a taxonomy including categories like: leaves that look like leaves, explosions, things from Alice’s Garden, pinecones, looks like fireworks, same, scattered and light, etc.

Field Guide Making

On Saturday, July 13, at 2 pm, at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, join me in observing, recording, and engaging the socioecology of the edge of our Boston urban heat island. Make a field guide for recording changes in the environment and learn about the resiliencies of local ecosystems. Using ink from plants, we’ll register the wunderkammer of the deCordova landscape.

Plant Ink Drawing with Birches School Students

walking with the 5-8 year olds from the Birches School in Lincoln from the Field Station to their School a mile or so away, creating drawings of the interconnectedness of objects in their ecosystem using inks made from trees.
When: Wed May 1 10:30 AM12:00 PM

Balloon mapping at the deCordova

We’ll be using balloon photography to map the environment around our field station at the deCordova. Help us draw a web of connections among the trees we’re researching. For kids on April vacation and kids of all ages.
When: Thu April 18 1:00 PM 4:00 PM