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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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Roots to Seeds

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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is offering “Roots to Seeds,” a great end of the summer children’s workshop on Saturday, September 16. During this fun 3-hour class children ages 8-10 will explore the plant world from the ground up through stories, games and hands-in-the-dirt activities. Cost is just $25 per student and includes materials and snacks. Advance registration required. Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher.

Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher

Date: Saturday, September 16

Time9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost: $25, includes materials and snacks; advance registration required

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.

For the Birds – Build a Chickadee Birdhouse

 

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Bring your kids to this family friendly workshop and help our feathered friends. You’ll build a birdhouse that’s just right for backyard chickadees, and then take it home.  Materials are provided.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 10:00-noon

Instructors: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher and James Stireman are long time bird enthusiasts.

Cost: SBG members: $16 for 1 adult/1 child. Nonmembers: $20. Each additional child is $7. Preregistration required.

WILD about Early Learners – Cancelled

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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is pleased to partner with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to offer their nationally recognized Project WILD [projectwild.org] curriculum “WILD About Early Learners.”  This 2-day professional development workshop will be held September 16-17,  Friday 4-9 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM at the Garden.  Interested parents and other adults are welcome to take the workshop, too.  Cost is only $45 which includes:

  • 2 national guides (for K-12)
  • Idaho specific WILD about Early Learners Guide
  • Potato Bar Lunch
  • All sorts of extras, including posters!

This workshop offers teachers of pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade an opportunity to use WILD in new ways. The Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide has modified Project WILD activities to fit the needs of a younger audience. In the specialized guide you’ll find activities, music and movement, resource lists, home connections and much more!  Workshop participants receive the Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide and the Project WILD and WILD Aquatics guides.

This class serves as a prerequisite for any of the other specialized or advanced WILD classes.

An optional university credit is available. An outside assignment is required for those who are taking the workshop for credit. Participants register and pay for credit at the workshop; fee for credit is an additional $60-75.

WILD about Early Learners class fee is $45, plus $60-75 for the optional credit.

To register contact Lori Adams, Project WILD Coordinator, at (208) 287-2889 or by e-mail.  For details call the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 208-726-9358.

WILD about Early Learners – Cancelled

WILD - Early Learners

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is pleased to partner with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to offer their nationally recognized Project WILD [projectwild.org] curriculum “WILD About Early Learners.”  This 2-day professional development workshop will be held September 16-17,  Friday 4-9 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM at the Garden.  Interested parents and other adults are welcome to take the workshop, too.  Cost is only $45 which includes:

  • 2 national guides (for K-12)
  • Idaho specific WILD about Early Learners Guide
  • Potato Bar Lunch
  • All sorts of extras, including posters!

This workshop offers teachers of pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade an opportunity to use WILD in new ways. The Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide has modified Project WILD activities to fit the needs of a younger audience. In the specialized guide you’ll find activities, music and movement, resource lists, home connections and much more!  Workshop participants receive the Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide and the Project WILD and WILD Aquatics guides.

This class serves as a prerequisite for any of the other specialized or advanced WILD classes.

An optional university credit is available. An outside assignment is required for those who are taking the workshop for credit. Participants register and pay for credit at the workshop; fee for credit is an additional $60-75.

WILD about Early Learners class fee is $45, plus $60-75 for the optional credit.

To register contact Lori Adams, Project WILD Coordinator, at (208) 287-2889 or by e-mail.  For details call the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 208-726-9358.

The Language of Watercolor with Don Andrews – FULL

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We are delighted to host nationally acclaimed watercolorist Don Andrews for a summer workshop at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden July 19-21 (Tuesday-Thursday). The workshop will be held from 10 AM – 3 PM each day.

“Through the language of watercolor, artists explore the world around them in fresh, exciting and personal ways. My landscape workshops are geared to a better understanding of that personal exploration,” Don wrote in an email.

Each day, he will stress a major visual concern; light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just a few subjects to be addressed.  Workshops aren’t geared to any specific level of achievement; rather artists at all levels will benefit from a more intimate understanding of the painting possibilities available in the exciting world of landscape painting. This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help, personal and group critiques.

Cost: $275

Class Limit: 12 participants – FULL

Instructor: Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He is a graduate of Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama.  An active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society, his paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society.

Don has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe for over 30 years.

He is the author of the books, “Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor,” “Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor,” and “Rough Sketches, Short Stories of a Traveling Artist,” as well as twelve DVDs on watercolor painting. Don is featured in the Watson Guptill publication “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor” and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist Watercolor magazine. Learn more about his work at http://www.donandrews.net/.