Workshops

Sign up for two interdisciplinary PreK-12 workshops exploring art, nature, and new technologies the day of the event.

All workshops are hands-on, 2 hours long, and include standards aligned lesson plans.

 

WORKSHOPS:

Bringing the Naturalists to Life: Tableau and Arts Integration

Sierra Arts & Bruka Theater

Description coming soon.

 

Fly Like a Goose and Build Like a Bee! Explore STEAM through Biomimicry!

Sierra Nevada Journeys

Come join us for a fun, exciting session of interdisciplinary hands-on activities built around the concepts of biomimicry! Participants will work together to explore the science behind how humans use nature to solve problems, engage directly with the natural world, and make connections as genuine learners. This is a participant driven session, so come ready to talk with your peers, observe with your senses, and build like an engineer. Discover how biomimicry and STEAM work hand-in-hand to bring new life into your classroom curriculum!

 

Pedagogy: Past and Present (K-5)

The Discovery: Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum & Discovery Children’s Museum Las Vegas

We invite you to join The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum and the Las Vegas DISCOVERY Children’s Museum as we explore the incorporation of inquiry-based learning strategies into formal learning environments over the years.

Learn how to use the design thinking process to build a creative culture in your classroom, while addressing the challenge of organizing activities that provide all students with opportunities to develop integrated understandings of the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science. Creative minds foster advances in science and innovation, and hands-on experiential learning in the classroom encourages new ways of thinking!

 

After Audubon Gallery Sketching: Digital Design with iPad Pro

Nevada Museum of Art

Join the Museum education team in the galleries for an experience blending art, science, and technology. Like the incredible work of artist Penelope Gottlieb, explore how artists are using new digital technologies to create works inspired by John James Audubon. Create your own work of digital art, inspired by your observations, using iPad Pros provided for the group. Space is limited!

 

Scientific Illustration and Nature Observations

Sophie Banspach, CDC

Description coming soon.

 

Charcoal Drawing: Wildfires + Burning Native Plants

Rachel Stiff

The workshop will be a drawing workshop using wildfires and native plants a launching off point. We will investigate the role that Artimesia tridantata (sagebrush) plays in our regional ecosystem and take a look at how it is incorporated into cultural meaning. The student’s will be taught some drawing basics and will study the plant through sketches. Wildfires will be a supplemental theme. The class will look at what happens to an ecosystem that has been burnt (chemistry, reforestation, ecology, GIS mapping). This segment will parallel how charcoal is made connecting the natural cause to the fine art product.

 

Book Making and Nature Journaling

Nevada Museum of Art

Walk in the footsteps of John Muir, John James Audubon, and Charles Darwin. Join the Nevada Museum of Art Educators to explore book making and nature journaling. Get special access to working artists sketch books and nature journals from the Museum archives, create your own book and discover new ways to collect, record, and document your observations of the natural world. This workshop is appropriate for all grades.

 

Robotics Inspired by Nature

DRI and Tesla

Description coming soon.