Family Activities for Co-Creating with Nature by MUZEO and the Art & Wilderness Institute
This Earth Day, MUZEO and the Art & Wilderness Institute designed some fun and easy activities to help kids and families feel inspired to co-create with local nature. Our goal is to help people see and appreciate the beautiful nature that is all around us (even in the middle of the city). When we allow nature to inspire our creativity, we feel more connected to - and ultimately more responsible for - our world. And that's what it will take to ensure a better, healthier, and more equitable future for all living things!
Here's how ...
Complete as many challenges as you can!
Track your progress in your Field Notes or snap a pic
Share your progress with us by sending us an email or tagging us on social
We will reach out to arrange a time for you to pick up your cards - or we can drop them in the mail
Stop by MUZEO's booth at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers' Market to pick up your free Earth Day Kit. If you can't make it to the Market, no worries - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange another time to stop by the museum.
So, what's in your Kit?
Local Nature Trading Cards
Field Notes Journal
Tiny Magnifying Glass
Native Milkweed Seeds
Complete the Co-Create with Nature challenges, sponsored by Republic Services (reminding you to please recycle!) Be sure to record your progress in your Field Notes journal as you go.
Make upcycled art from TRASH
Make anything you want (as long as you use recycled materials) or head over to MUZEO's Instagram Stories to upcycle with MUZEO's ED, Katie. While you're at it, check out this Star Wars-themed video from last year's TrashArt Challenge. Or if you're in the neighborhood, stop by the YamahaCares Upcycled Guitars display in MUZEO's windows to see how some families transformed defective instruments into works of art to support their schools.
Air Bee & Bee
Nature Eyes Binoculars
Local Nature Scavenger Hunt
Complete the Scavenger Hunt at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim or take a walk around your neighborhood or city park to see what you can find
Draw Local Nature
Practice drawing local nature - draw what you see or watch the videos below for some inspiration from Art & Wilderness students.
Watch a nature-inspired Poetry reading by Fatima Mohammed
In this video, Fatima reads five poems from her volume of poetry, "Time to Rhyme with CA Native Plants & Animals."