Homeschool Day

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Appropriate For: 
Free for Autry Members / $2 Admission With Advance Registration (Standard Museum Prices at the Door)
Registration Required / E-mail Janet Jung,

About the Event

Homeschooled kids and their families are invited to join us for a special day exploring the relationship people have had with nature throughout history. Explore both the beneficial and harmful interactions between humans and nature, utilizing the important artworks and cultural materials in the Autry collections. Learn the different ways artists depict nature and use natural materials in their work. We’ll also learn about people in history, like John Muir, who have worked hard to preserve nature for future generations. Fun and educational for K–12 students.
Activities include:
  • An interactive activity highlighting artworks on display and reflecting on human interactions with nature, especially during Westward expansion
  • Exploration of the artists and writers who feature nature in their works
  • Creation of a giant chalk mural of an “Awe-Tree” inspired by the students’ own experiences in nature at the Autry and beyond