California Coast

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Nature is a muse that inspires artists and scientists to imagine, design and create their work. This live, educator-led broadcast helped students find their own inspiration from nature. Classes from around the country to observed art and sketch natural objects during this Special Live Event.

What happened during this Special Live Event
California Coast by Henrique Pinto

Shorelines are rich environments that are home to millions of people, plants, and animals. Throughout history, coastal and shoreline environments have inspired many artists and scientists.

This broadcast explored the questions:

  • What about nature inspires people to create magnificent works of art? 
  • How do scientists create and use art to help them observe details and patterns in nature?

During this broadcast students from across the country examined works of art, and practice scientific sketching methods. 

For schools that are interested, this broadcast also supports the California Coastal Commission's Annual Art and Poetry Contest.

This program is chat box interactive! Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

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Grades: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Program Duration: 30 minutes
Capacity: 75
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:10 am, 10:10 am