Wednesday, August 25, 2010
INTERTIDAL LIFEFORMS By Colin Foord--Morphologic Studios
WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO THEODORA LONG FROM THE BISCAYNE NATURE CENTER. Please check it out. They offer all types of outdoor family activities. It is a real jewel on Key Biscayne. www.biscaynenaturecenter.org
Colin, Theo and the kids
On our last Saturday (sniff) artist and marine biologist Colin Foord of Morphologic Studios took the kids on a trolley car ride and walked them through the coastal hammock from the Biscayne Nature Center to an ancient, fossilized mangrove forest at the water’s edge of Bear Cut. After learning about the mangroves (they had a good deal of knowledge at this point, which impressed Colin) the kids then waded into shallow water to explore the tide pools and sea grass with nets. The kids were able to identify hermit crabs, shells, and small fish which were caught and released. By Colin Foord.
Wading into shallow waters
Under Colin's trained eye, the kids found a diversity of marine life
from small to big hermit crabs
to sea cucumbers--Luka shows Kamila not to be afraid of holding one
they found all kinds of things they wanted to take home--from bamboo-Kurt in the picture
To coconuts--our dear Rosie holding one
Then, back at the camp, the kids engaged in the creation of their own mangrove pods
which they took home for conservation purposes.
KIDSART HAS BEEN AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE THIS YEAR. WE WISH ALL OUR WONDERFUL PARTICIPANTS THE BEST OF LUCK DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. WE ALSO LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT ARTOCONECTO...PLUG IN, WILL HAVE A BOOTH DURING THE FALL FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 12TH, WHERE ALL THE ARTWORK MADE BY THE YOUNG ARTISTS WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL THE ARTS COMMUNITY IN MIAMI. THE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY IN THE UPCOMING DAYS.
Thank you so much to our sponsors for trusting us with this project:
World Resource Cafe
Urban Paradise Guild
Rethink and Reuse
John DeFaro, Onajídé Shabaka, Karen Rifas and Colin Foord
to our volunteers
Annette Mauricio, Cooper Underwood, Fernando Ramos and Candice Major
To all the parents
And a special thanks to De La Cruz Collection and The Biscayne Nature Center for allowing us to conduct our workshops on their premises. Thank you very much
for making KIDSART 2010 possible.
The Artoconecto Team