Date(s) - 07/22/2015
Dickinson County Nature Center
Earth without art is just eh.
Dickinson County Conservation environmental education coordinator Karess Knudtson certainly thinks so. An artist herself, Knudtson sees the profound impact when people realize the connection between art and nature.
The conservation board is hoping to educate people on this connection through a new series called Art & Nature being implemented at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.
“Using ‘Art & Nature’ together becomes a vehicle for understanding and a way to achieve awareness of the environment,” Knudtson said. “I want people to come to one of our new programs, learn something by experiencing the beauty and fascination that lies between the science of the natural world and the act of creating something with their own hands. In our hectic lives it is simply a matter of allowing ourselves a chance to stop, pause and then stretch ourselves beyond our comfort zones just a little bit.”
Creative workshops and classes will be held monthly at the nature center.