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First grade school programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

First Grade School Programs at the Museum

The Art of Weather Watching

Approximately 60 minutes

This program helps students gain an understanding of the natural world through observations and experiences. Students participate in activities designed to increase their awareness of weather and use their senses to describe weather. Students find examples of different types of weather in the paintings and relate the weather conditions to personal experiences.

Exploring Color

Approximately 60 minutes

In this program, students explore their personal feelings about color. Students hear a story about color and discuss color choices. Students observe how artists use color. They participate in a game designed to challenge their perception and memory of color observed in paintings.

Poems Paintings Present

Approximately 60 minutes

Students look at paintings as an inspiration for poetry. After hearing a few poems told through paintings in the Museum, they are inspired to write and illustrate their own poems in the Museum.

For more information, please contact:

Sari Platt
Associate Curator of Education and Outreach
(307) 732-5435

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