Jersey City Parks Coalition Nature Journaling & Walking Tour JCASTKids 2021

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Sketch, Describe & Discover with the JCPC Tree Lovers Crew at Liberty State Park Nature Center Event Link: https://www.thejcast.com/listings/liberty-state-park-nature-center/ Come Celebrate Jersey City Parks Coalition Art in the Park: Nature Journaling & Walking Tours at Liberty State Park Nature Center Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 10 AM – 2 PM EST Guided Nature Journaling Event 2 PM – 4 PM EST Self-guided Tour FREE Family event for all Ages JCPC NATURE JOURNALING PROGRAM OVERVIEW & PURPOSE As part of The Jersey City Parks Coalition (JCPC) Nature Educational & Community Programming, the JCPC is offering this Family-Friendly create your own Nature Log Book workshop with children. Drawing exercises will bring an emphasis on building strong observation skills and mindful recording of facts and feelings while creating beautiful organic illustrations. We encourage students to explore their surrounding environments and to use art materials as a recording modality. Ages: 7 years old and up accompanied with an adult. Children under 7 are welcomed, however assistance from a parent or adult is required. This is not a child drop-off event. OBJECTIVE Learn about: line drawing, patterns in nature, plant identification, and about artists and naturalists past and present. MATERIALS PROVIDED Each registered participant will receive individual art supplies to take home after the event including a journal and coloring supplies. Free while supplies last. Participants are welcomed to BYOA “Bring Your Own Art” Supplies. After the Nature walking tour, we encourage participants to explore the Liberty State Park Nature Center exhibits that are themed around the nature of the Hudson River Estuary or visit the Discovery Room, which has kid-friendly interactive activities. + Family Event + Free + Art + Nature Journaling + Green Classroom + PARKnerships +Mindful Meditation +Nature Walk Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to check in. Adults are required to participate with children. This is not a drop off event. * Dress for the weather *** Social Distancing & Masks required About the Nature Center at Liberty State Park (from njparksandforests.org) The Nature Center at Liberty State Park is an environmental and historical education facility located on Freedom Way. Open year-round the center features exhibits focusing on the natural history and ecology of the Hudson River Estuary and offers programs for schools, community groups and the general public. The center also offers a variety of professional development workshops for formal and non-formal educators. For more information about the Liberty State Park Nature Center, visit NJDEP | Liberty State Park | New Jersey State Park Service (njparksandforests.org) About the Jersey City Parks Coalition JCParks.org Founded in 2005, the Jersey City Parks Coalition is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that assists in the development and maintenance of Jersey City’s parks and public spaces. The mission of the Jersey City Parks Coalition is to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits. The Coalition To learn more about the Jersey City Parks Coalition visit us at JCParks.org aspires to build a great city-wide organization that sets the standard for, and spreads the principles of, democracy through community empowerment and the principles of world-class park management for the betterment of all residents. The Coalition is committed to sustaining this operating model to provide a legacy for future generations of Jersey City residents and all users of the park and public space. Beginning with three member parks, The Jersey City Parks Coalition has grown to more than 20 community and parks groups that maintain, beautify and organize activities for their parks and surrounding neighborhoods. All residents are welcome to join any of the member organizations working on parks and public spaces near you. Since 2005, the Parks Coalition has empowered residents and volunteers to get involved in greening projects, resulting in healthier and more sustainable communities throughout the City. Beginning with three member parks, the Jersey City Parks Coalition has grown to more than 20 community and parks groups that maintain, beautify and organize programs and activities for their parks and surrounding neighborhoods. The coalition believes in protecting, increasing and caring for our precious open spaces. “There is no better tool to bring about change in your neighborhoods than through parks and green initiative. We’ve learned this time and time again. Our parks are at the center of change.” says Mory Thomas, former Vice President of the JCPC.” (From City of Trees Page) For more information visit us at: JCParks.org