Nature Links is currently holding classes online, through the Skype application. We are doing a variety of fun and educational activities. So far we have done exercises, had cooking class, done a few art projects, learned about Nasa’s perspective on Covid-19 and explored a garden.
This week we will be connecting to our sister program in Maine! Join us for the learning and fun.
If you would like to join our classes please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 20, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm we will be hosting our first ever Art Gala and Fundraising Event at Shake A Leg Miami. There will be food and drinks, games, live music, art, video and performances by Nature Links students, speakers from our community, a raffle with items donated from our community by places such as Kreative Gardens and more.
We also will have members of our creative Miami community presenting information on what they do as well as hosting activations! We have Center for Subtropical Affairs, Dale Zine, The Department of Reflection, Mana Contemporary, Club Exile and more! The evening will be fun and educational. Our students are very excited and proud to be a part of this event. It would help us very much if you could share this event with people you know and donate to our organization by purchasing a ticket and/or by choosing to donate at the event!
We are grateful to all of our partners who have helped us along the way including: The City of Miami, MDCPS, The Frost Science Museum, The Perez Art Museum, Shake a Leg, Vizcaya, The Center for Subtropical Affairs, Buenazas, UM Card Center, Parent to Parent, Push to Open, AOA, The City of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove BID, Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, Commissioner Ken Russel and The Honorable Mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez.
We are so happy to announce that we are offering new classes on Tuesday/Thursday this Fall at Shake a Leg Miami- www.shakealegmiami.org
Expressive Earth: Art/Nature and Science: M-W-F 10am-3pm
Participants will learn Earth Sciences related to climate change. We will grow plants and learn about Florida Natives. We will be creating art related to these topics for an art show that will be presented to the public in December 2019.
Community Connections: Jobs, Cooking, Integrating: T-TH 10am-3pm
We will explore what our community has to offer regarding job/volunteer opportunities. On site training: water sports, maintenance and more. We will focus on independent life skills such as cooking and life management.
*Both sections will also include: field trips, music and movement, disability rights, socialization, reading and nutrition
We have been visiting the Center for Subtropical Affairs for a few weeks now. We would like to share a compiled video of a few of our visits. Featured in this video- we are getting acquainted with the Center, planting seeds, transplanting vegetable plants, and mixing the substrate to put into jars where students will be growing their own mushrooms! We will be posting more videos in the coming weeks and soon, student produced work. Thanks for All Your Support.
We are happy and grateful to say we have had the opportunity to work with some wonderfully talented and generous guest artists, so far this fall session!
Kerry Keeler and guest artist Neri Garcia Farraz from Pérez Art Museum Miami were able to visit us at Shake A Leg Miamithrough their community outreach program Art-2-Go . They taught our students about elements of art such as line, form, and color. They guided the class in creating a group art project they pieced together like a puzzle, which became the final piece.
Guest artist Natasha Teresa Velez came in to work with us on different ways we can use materials, such as shaped brushes and salt, to create watercolor pieces.
Thank you very much Natasha, Kerry, and Neri! Your support and guidance allowed everyone to display their incredible creativity and individuality.
The works created during these workshop’s will be part of a forthcoming art show presented by the students of Nature Links and members of the local Miami art community.
We look forward to continuing to work withPerez Art Museum Miamiin the future. Thank You again for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students.