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STE(A)M in the Forest – Project Learning Tree workshop for educators

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STE(A)M = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Art!

If you’re an educator you’ll want to sign up for Focus on STE(A)M in the Forest, a professional development workshop offered October 27-28 at SBG. We’re pleased to partner with nationally recognized Project Learning Tree and local nonprofits Environmental Resource Center, Blaine County 4-H and Sawtooth National Recreation Area to offer this outstanding workshop.  It’s perfect for classroom teachers, non-formal educators, interested parents and other adults who work with children, too!

At this workshop, we’ll investigate Idaho’s trees, forests and forest products in a STEAM context – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.  We’ll do hands-on inquiry activities from Project Learning Tree and other programs, indoors and out. Identify and measure trees. Make your own paper and test paper qualities. You’ll leave eager and equipped with abundant resources to explore these topics and activities with your students. Plus, you’ll enjoy a beautiful fall weekend with your colleagues!

Date & Time

  • Friday, October 27 – 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 28 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost

  • $40 for workshop; cost for 1 credit CEU varies by granting university.

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PLT Instructor

  • Michelle Youngquist/Idaho PLT coordinator and certified assistant. All PLT workshops have great activities that help educators accomplish curricular goals in meaningful ways, and are offered for professional education credit (for recertification).  There is no prerequisite for these workshops, but we highly recommend taking the General PLT workshop early in your PLT “career.” You’ll want to take them all!

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Wildflower Walks – Three Big Trees

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For the last trip of our summer Wildflower Walk series, we’ll become ‘big tree hunters’ and visit 3 of the largest trees in Central Idaho (including the one above)! These trees are impressive!  We’ll take measurements which will then be submitted to the Idaho Big Tree Program run by University of Idaho. Maybe we’ll have a winner, or two!

Called the superstars of their species, champion big trees have been recognized by American Forests Champion Trees program since 1940. With more than 700 species in the Champion Trees National Register, these big trees are found in the fields, forests, rangelands, and urban parks and yards of America. Idaho has participated in the Champion Trees program since the mid-1960s, with a shared mission of locating, measuring, and recognizing the largest individual tree of each species.

Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes suitable for getting wet, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some walks are appropriate for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions, but please leave Fido at home. Carpooling will be encouraged.

Destination: Various

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate; one site is 200 yards over uneven and shrubby terrain

Meeting Location & Time: Meet at 8:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 4 miles south of Ketchum

Return Time: by 3:00 PM

Field Trip Leaders:  John Shelly (retired Forest Service land manager and INPS chapter president), Lisa Horton (botanist and INPS chapter vice-president) and Kristin Fletcher (Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director).

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands on series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers, the third of the series, will be held Thursday, August 24.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Flowers: $125 SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Explorations – Branches

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days in this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Branches, the second of the series, will be held Wednesday, August 23.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Branches: $125 SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities.  She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.

Watercolor Explorations – Leaves

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Watercolor Explorations – 3 Days, 3 Subjects

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19.

A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work on the subject listed below. Photographic reference material and, when possible, specimens will be made available.  All levels are welcome.  No previous drawing or painting experience required.  Some supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers, the third of the series, will be held Thursday, August 24.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM – 3:30 PM.

Day 1: Leaves, 8/22

Day 2: Branches, 8/23

Day 3: Flowers, 8/24

Cost: Leaves: $125 for SBG member/$150 nonmember. Sign up for all three workshops in the Watercolor Explorations series for only $300. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot.

Class limit: 12 students

Instructor: Laura Vogel is an exceptional botanical artist and widely recognized for her ability to teach students of all abilities. She has been an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art & Illustration Program for 21 years.  Ms Vogel received her BA with a major in painting and minor in ceramics. Her interest in plants and art led her to in depth studies in botany at William Paterson University and plant illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren at NYBG, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist’s Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. In 1998, the Illustrated Companion was awarded Top Bioscience Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers.