A Curious Summer: Ocean Life

Event Details

Monday, August 16, 2010
9:00 AM

A Curious Summer: Ocean Life

August 16-20
ages 6 and up
Through the lenses of science, art, and narrative, we’ll explore life IN, OF and ON the ocean. We’ll study the incredible diversity of adaptations that ocean creatures have developed in order to thrive in San Francisco waters. We’ll study the life cycle of the crab, and go on a crab catch-and-release adventure. We’ll come face to face with a Humbolt squid, and make art with squid ink. We’ll visit ships of all shapes and sizes, and immerse ourselves in the maritime culture and history of our city.
Special guests: Gulf of the Farallones Visitor Center’s Justin Holl and Peter Winch; and printmaker Julie Whitcomb. Drop off/pick up at Crissy Field.

A Curious Summer is a series of one-of-a-kind workshops driven by the curiosity of your child. We aim to induce wonder and spark enthusiasm for the everyday world around us. We consider play, the mysterious work of the child, to be an advanced and sophisticated endeavor, profoundly central to a child’s individual development and theories about the world. A Curious Summer workshops encourage discovery through free play, tinkering, and imagination.

Each week we will undertake a unique project. At the end of the week kids will share their experience with family and friends in a reception that showcases their discoveries.
On some weeks we will use the Studio for Urban Projects storefront as our home base, turning it into a laboratory and point of departure for urban excursions. Other weeks we will meet at locations around the city.

For more information about A Curious Summer, please visit acurious.org, contact us at info@acurious.org, or by phone at 415.627.7966.

A Curious Summer is conceived by Bryan Welch and Marina McDougall. Each week will be led by Bryan Welch along with special guests.