SPRINGVILLE—Inspire big ideas in little people with Nature + Art Walks, organized by Springville Center for the Arts. Designed for children 5-12-years-old, parents stroll with their children where each walk is paired with a simple art activity.
Participants will meet at the Art Center, 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville at 9:30 a.m. The group will travel to the locations to meet a site custodian, get a tour and participate in an art activity hosted by SCA’s Visual Arts Intern, Francesca Rosati. The activity will conclude by 12 p.m. Participants may want to bring a bag lunch.
Nannen Arboretum, located in Ellicottville, will be the location of the Nature + Art Walk on July 28. An eight-acre arboretum and botanical garden that contains over 250 species of trees, shrubs, flowers and herbs, Nannen includes several Japanese gardens, a pond with fish and a large herb garden.
The last walk, on Aug.11 will take place at the Nature Sanctuary Society's Clifford Furman Preserve. This preserve is a wetland known as a fen. A peat-forming area receiving nutrients from groundwater and precipitation, a fen is richer in nutrients and less acidic than a bog. These conditions make for an unusual array of wetland plants not often found elsewhere in Western New York.
A third walk may be added, visit SpringvilleArts.org for updated information.
Register by calling 592-9038, the cost is $5 per student.