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Fri, Mar 17


School Around Us

Kid's Invasive Plant Crafts Series

Join us on two Fridays in March for an immersion into various arts and crafts projects using invasive species! For ages 5-14.

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Kid's Invasive Plant Crafts Series
Kid's Invasive Plant Crafts Series

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2023, 9:30 AM – Mar 31, 2023, 2:30 PM

School Around Us, 281 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME 04046, USA

About the event

Come along and learn about the good qualities of invasive plants! Of course, many people don’t like invasive plants because they spread so much and can be harmful to native species. We can help manage these plants, and in the process, make great art! 

We’ll learn how to make flutes and pan-pipes from Japanese knotweed, baskets, frisbees and sculptures from invasive bittersweet, and a few types of toys and instruments using staghorn sumac.

Day One - March 17, 9:30am-2:30pm

Morning: Gather Japanese knotweed, make Japanese knotweed flutes and pan-pipes (carving and wood-burning)

Afternoon: Staghorn sumac whistles, stick-loop toys using bittersweet hoops, (also opportunities for games to break up the action)

Day Two - March 31, 9:30am-2:30pm

Morning - Bittersweet basket making

Afternoon - Finish baskets or make frisbees (also opportunities for games to break up the action)

What to Bring: a lunch, a water bottle, and a backpack/day pack to carry your things. Remember to dress for the weather (in layers) and dress to be outdoors all day! Wear hiking boots or sneakers with good traction.

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