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Adult Wild School: Winter Fun! (Age 21+)

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


January 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Join Teaching Artists Amanda and Meghan at Pete’s Pond for this lively fundraiser for the Wild Preschool, Wild School, and Teen Wild School outdoor programs for children and teens! Enjoy elderberry tea or elderberry hot toddies while you create a winter scene cyanotype wall hanging and an evergreen decorative swag. No art experience necessary! An additional fun activity will be burning aspirations onto wire-wrapped cardboard stars to add to your swag. Amanda and Meghan will also teach you about our local native plants and how they connect to our community’s ecosystem. All supplies provided.

Teaching Artists: Amanda Welch and Meghan Ballard

Meghan Ballard holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Portland State University and has done graduate level coursework in Environmental Education. She has more than ten years of experience in environmental education engaging K-12 science classes in stream and wetland restoration projects. She is currently a freelance environmental educator, a Cub Scouts Den Leader, a board member of the Blue Mountains Conservancy, and a mother of two

Amanda Welch teaches art at Stella Mayfield Elementary School in Elgin, Oregon, and has a master’s degree in Arts Education. Although her main focus is fiber art, she spends a lot of time working with various mediums such as painting, photography and ceramics. She is also a mom of four and helps coach the La Grande Swim Club.

Cost: $60

Off-Site: Pete’s Pond, a Blue Mountains Conservancy property, is located at 913 South Miller Drive in La Grande


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January 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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