Our outdoor educator extraordinaire Sue “Magoo” Coulter is braving the digital realm to bring art and science to all the kiddos at home. She’d rather be exploring with them outside, but in the mean time, you can find her every week on Zoom or Facebook Live!
All ages are welcome. Content is aimed at elementary-aged learners.
Wonders of Wednesdays
10 am to 10:30 am
On these days, you can expect stories to be read aloud by Sue Magoo and found on our Facebook Page, along with monthy Art & Science Zoom Workshops.
Watch last week’s story HERE — Happy Hatchlings, The Story of Six Happy Hatchling Turtles
Art & Science Hour
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday, August 19th
Art & Science Zoom Workshop on:
Shadow Puppet Making
To register and receive Zoom info + materials list, email [email protected]
Have you ever used just your hand, a light and a wall to make a shadow figure? Perhaps it was a dog or maybe a rabbit? If so, you’ve already had some experience with shadow puppets! Shadow puppetry got its start thousands of years ago in China and India. This unique form of storytelling is the oldest type of puppetry in the world.
Shadow puppets are figures that are placed between a light and a screen. Moving them creates the illusion of moving images on the screen. An experienced puppeteer can make figures appear to walk, talk, fight, dance, and in our case, swim!!!
Come and join Sue ‘Magoo’ Coulter, of the Noyo Center, & local artist, Sally Rodriguez, for an opportunity to explore the world of shadow puppetry. With life as it currently is, we thought it would be fun to create some ocean-themed shadow puppets that could then be used to entertain the whole family!
Please rsvp by emailing [email protected] You will then receive an email with the supplies needed and a link to the zoom workshop. This workshop requires cutting with scissors and/or using an exacto knife (for more intricate details). Its open to all ages, best for kids 7 years old & up, with younger children joining us with the help of an adult.