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Nature Writing for Kids 8-13 in the Arnold Arboretum


May 19, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, Boston, Massachusetts, 02130

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Spend time enjoying nature and exploring different forms of nature writing. In this four hour workshop, students will learn about and create different kinds of poetry including sense poems, wabi sabi walking poems, gatha, personification poems, haiku and tanka. During the workshop students will do nature scavenger hunts, walking meditation, and play theater games in between writing activities.

Students will use brushes, calligraphy pens, and ink to write their haiku poetry on rice paper.

During the workshop we will read and discuss nature poems by a few well known poets such as Mary Oliver, Ogden Nash, Joyce Kilmer, Robert Frost, and Christina Rossetti.

Students will have multiple opportunities to share and discuss their own writing.

Students should bring water, lunch, small notebook, and pens or pencils. Instructor will supply brushes, calligraphy pens, ink, and rice paper.

Drop off and pick up at the main gate of the Arboretum.

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