More than one-hundred children and adults explored the question “what is a health pond?” in variety of creative ways at the Brewster Ponds Coalition’s What is a Healthy Pond Art Fest held last Saturday at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.
Professional and amateur artists—including Breten Bryden, Michael Call, Julie Cumes, Zoia Rocker, Paul Schulenburg, deer Sullivan, and BPC Board member and Education Work Group Creative Director, Dawn Walnut—presented their visual interpretation of healthy ponds in drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculpture. School children’s pond-related art projects adorned the museum stairway walls. Author Susan Anarino read selections from her soon-to-be published book, Cape Cod Ponds Day by Day while BPC board member, Gwen Pelletier read Michael Rosen’s book, All Eyes on the Pond to children.
Creative pursuits included poetry writing with deer Sullivan, Director of Children and Youth Ministries at First Parish Brewster and nature journal design with Susan Baur, author of The Turtle Sisters of Cape. Science-based exploration included viewing cyanobacteria through a microscope with BPC Board member and past President, Karen Malkus-Benjamin or observing turtles and other pond creations up close from the CCMNH’s fresh water tanks with aquarist, Doug Smith.
All-in-all, it was a fun-filled, informative day. Thank you to everyone for participating!