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PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: April 18, 2003

Environmental Interpretive Center sponsors art activities this spring

DEARBORN---The Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is sponsoring self-directed art activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend through June 29.

Art materials, directions and suggestions for interpreting the plants, animals and changing seasons in the campus's Natural Areas will be provided.

Now through May 4, visitors can borrow sketching materials to draw wildflowers seen while exploring the Natural Areas and then consult reference works to try to identify the plants upon returning to the center. Visitors also can create crayon resist and watercolor paintings.

Birds will be the highlight of art activities May 10 through June 1.

Lush foliage and animals like turtles and frogs will be the focus of sketching activities June 7 through June 29. Visitors can sketch what they see in the field and then return to the center to interpret the colors and patterns of the sketches with mix-and-match art materials.

For more information, call the Environmental Interpretive Center at 313-593-5338.




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