Junior Nature Sketch with the Robert Bateman Foundation

Junior Nature Sketch is an outdoor nature program for kids that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats in unique ecosystems. Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this program encourages children to connect to natural environments in their local community using a pencil and a sketchbook. Many children spend more than 6 hours per day on screens, and less than 30 minutes per week in nature. Nature Sketch aims to change that – encouraging fun, developing creativity and building confidence along the way. Take a look at the dates and locations below.

Children learn about their local area and wildlife using established eco-literacy principles from world-renowned artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman. The cost of the program includes 7 weeks of ecosystem outings guided by an artist and a naturalist, Nature Sketch full lesson plans, a special NatureSketch Club book, and all sketching materials. The program also includes a final exhibition on week 8 where the children’s sketches will be framed and hung on display at a local venue.

Appropriate for ages 5-12 yrs.

8 week program, 2.5 hrs per week.

Need more information? Give us a call at (250) 940 3626 and ask to speak to our Programs Team.

Spring 2019 (April. 13 – June 15) Instructor: Cori Imbery

Naturalist: Judy Marsh

Instructor Bios

Date: Saturdays, April 13th – June 15th

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm


April 13: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

April. 20:  No Class

April 27: Hulls Woods

May 4: Edgemont Ravine

May 11: Bowness Park

May 18:  No Class

May 25: Confederation Park

June 1: Griffith Woods

June 8: Carburn Park

June 15: Final Art Exhibition

Cost: $200 (with a 10% discount for each additional child.)

Website: naturesketch.org

While we strive for accuracy of this event’s information, we recommend you follow up with the event’s website to confirm information, dates, location ad times in case there are changes.

Location: various locations in Calgary (see description or website)