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Walking Mountains hosts nature writing workshop for kids, Aug. 28

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Walking Mountains Science Center’s Nature Writing Workshop for Kids will combine the experience of nature exploration and the practice of children’s inherent observational with the art of poetry.
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What: Nature Writing Workshop for Kids.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon.

Cost: $45 per child, ages 8 to 12.

More information: Space is limited. Visit www.walkingmountains.org/fun and click on Nature Writing Workshop to register.

AVON — Children are often the most observant explorers of the natural world around us, but they may not have the skills to put their discoveries into words. Walking Mountains Science Center’s Nature Writing Workshop for Kids will combine the experience of nature exploration and the practice of children’s inherent observational with the art of poetry.

On Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., special guest poet Jodie Hollander will lead a day of blending the exploration of nature with the art of writing. Participants will learn the craft of nature writing while taking a hike, reading examples from other authors, learning basic poetic terms, finding their own special place in nature and attempting their own poems about an animal or something inspirational found in nature.

Hollander’s debut publication, “The Humane Society,” was released in 2012, and her second book, “My Dark Horses,” is forthcoming in 2017. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, and she is currently the poetry editor for GARO, the journal for the Rocky Mountain Land Library. More information on Hollander and her work is available at jodiehollander.com.

Hollander will co-present this workshop with a Walking Mountains Science Center field instructor. The Nature Writing Workshop for Kids is designed for children ages 8 to 12. Visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/fun to learn more.