Do you love to Sew?
have a creative streak?
Or maybe you are a Gifted Thrift Store Shopper!
Placer Nature Center is looking for volunteers to help create some fun nature-inspired costumes for kids!
Together, we will create a Wild Things Costume Box for children to dress up as some of their favorite local wild things. These costumes will include local wildlife, native plants, trees and fungi too!
Whether you just have some material to donate, want to help design, sew or help in any way - you are more than welcome to join us in the sewing circle!
Goals of the Project
Placer Nature Center's mission is to connect people with nature. Through teaching about local wildlife and plants, kids learn the importance of stewardship and conservation. Make-believe play is a wonderful way for children to learn and interact socially.
Children will be allowed unstructured outdoor play with these costumes in designated safe play areas at the nature center. Step two of the project will create child-friendly interpretative signage about animal habitats, how they move, what they eat and how they walk and move. The rest will be up to the kids!
These costumes will be used in multiple ways:
- free play for visiting families
- during summer camp programs to support themed activities and games
- in small children's theater productions in the outdoor amphitheater
(530) 878-6053 ext. 609
Meeting notes are linked to the dates below as a PDF. A short description of the meeting is also included for quick reference. Meetings take place at Placer Nature Center.
Next meeting is tentatively set for:
Saturday, January 21st or Saturday, January 28th
Email us if you want to join or learn more about the sewing circle!
- January 17, 2011 Meeting - Discussed safety, wash-ability, types of animals and timeline.