In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, the Yew Mountain Center is offering workshops that teach science, technology, engineering, and math through the arts. This unique educational approach, STEAM, uses science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The workshops include Feather and Flocks; Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies; and Nature Mandala T-shirts. All ages are welcome, but children seven and under must be accompanied by an adult. All classes are $5.
Feather and Flocks takes place Saturday, May 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. This interactive program explores the life cycle of a migratory songbird from migration to territory formation and mate attraction, through nest building and raising of young. Students will play active games, make detailed observations, create sound maps, design and construct nests, and maybe even meet a special bird up close. The class size is limited to 25.
Explore, catch and observe the many types of pollinators that live in our backyards during the Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies workshop on Wednesday, May 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn how they interact with flowers and the important role they play in our ecosystem. Students will invent their own bug with recycled materials to take home. The class size is limited to 20.
Nature Mandala T-shirts will be on Wednesday, May 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. Participants will learn the art and symmetry of mandala making with natural objects and make a permanent print on t-shirts with fabric paint. T-shirtsare provided. The class size is limited to 15.
All classes take place at the Yew Mountain Center located at 9494 Lobelia Road, Hillsboro. The Center provides programs that explore Appalachian ecology, culture, and arts while promoting community and personal wellness. To register or for more information please visit www.yewmountain.org or www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Grant support for this educational STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is provided by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, & History and the Benedum Foundation. These programs are offered in partnership with Carnegie Hall Inc.