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Experience and Create Art with your Kids

By Jenny Lloyd-Strovas, Ph.D.
Guest Contributor

We are so excited to introduce our newest blog contributor Jenny Lloyd-Strovas, Ph.D.!
We met at the Wolfforth Water Expo where her group was helping educate and introduce families to the “Dearth Project: Communicating Science Through Art.”  We are honored that Jenny will be sharing her insights with our readers!  And we love her first article and the Lesson Plan she shares below. It gives parents the learning tools that make it easy for the family to spend an afternoon outside together, observing nature, learning about playa wetlands, and creating art as a family! For example: Do you know why they are called “Playa” lakes? Checkout her lesson plan to find out!  If you have any questions or ideas for Jenny, just comment below.
Welcome Jenny!

Are you looking for something fun
AND educational to do with your children
before summer ends?

We have an idea for you!

Create and Experience ART about NATURE.

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) recently hosted an art exhibit called  “Dearth: Communicating Science Through Art” celebrating the two primary water sources in the Texas Panhandle: Playa Wetlands and the Ogallala Aquifer.  Dearth is a word of many facets.  As a whole, it means scarcity or lacking, but by breaking it down you find the words “art” and “earth”. The Dearth Project is true to its name in all facets. It is an artistic expression of the water scarcity issues in the Texas Panhandle.

The exhibit included works of art from area children that expressed Dearth.

Dearth gallery

Interested in creating a Dearth experience with your family?  
Click here to find a lesson plan
that will walk you through educational materials and a few different art activities related to playa wetlands. Please feel free to leave your comments concerning the activities – we’d love to hear from you!

Get Outside with your Family and Learn about Nature!

Girl in nature