February 20, 2024
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 2 hours
Pennypack Environmental Center
T Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
This is a drop off only, partly outdoor program.
Registration required at https://forms.gle/Vj3gXt1ED8qv6EvC9
Youth K-12th grade are welcome to join us afterschool for four Tuesdays in February (2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27) to study ducks and other waterfowl, learn various art techniques, and create a masterpiece showcasing their favorite duck and their original that will be entered for prizes and a chance to move on to the national contest.
Youth are not required to attend all sessions; however, each session will build on previously learned skills. Youth K-12. Free.
Intro To Ducks & Other Water Fowl | Feb 6
Youth will hike to creek to observe ducks and geese in their natural habitat to get an idea of their size, shape, movement, surroundings, etc. We will also dive deeper into the species that call PA home that we see less often in Pennypack but may see in other parts of the city or state. Youth will choose which duck they will focus on from the approved contest list at this session.
Intro To Media & Techniques | Feb 13
Youth will experiment with a variety of media and techniques to find which they will use for their masterpiece. In this session they will also learn more about different art forms, naturalism in art, and the contest expectations. At this point youth will decide if their art will follow the contest rules for entry, or if they will be taking their art in a different direction than the contest. Youth are not required to enter or create art in a manner to which the rules state, but these classes will be focused on creating.
Open Studio | Feb 20 & 27
Youth will work on their art independently with support from educators when needed.
Federal Duck Stamp Contest
Parking is available at the center with additional street parking.
The center, bathrooms, and picnic areas are all accessible, however, the trails are rocky and uneven.
This is an all-weather, outdoor program. Please dress for the weather and hiking.
Photos will be taken of participants during this program for use by the Pennypack Environmental Center and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. If you wish to opt out, please let us know before the program.
City of Philadelphia Covid-19 information at phila.gov
TICK CHECK upon return and every day after nature play.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org