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Jeepers Peepers! Life in the Vernal Pool

What makes that loud croak? Where is the source of that incessant peeping? Why do salamanders migrate to water?

Which creatures eat plants and which creatures eat other creatures?? What should we draw and paint first? We'll use our senses of sight, hearing, smell and touch as we explore the rich world of the vernal pool on Artistree's hillside and document it in an artistic nature journal. It will be fascinating to observe how the activity changes from week to week and what our young naturalists/artists discover.

Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.