Zooming In On…

Zooming In On…

Join Meijer Gardens educators for live and interactive virtual visits to our sculpture park, gardens, and galleries to practice looking closely, thinking deeply, and asking questions to make discoveries about the world around us. These programs are free to register and are for learners of all ages.

Register for these free virtual visits for learners of all ages facilitated by our Meijer Gardens’ educators to explore art and horticulture in our collections and on our grounds from your own home or classroom!  See below to register for upcoming offerings.

Upcoming

Zooming in on Sculpture: Fitness Fun in the Sculpture Park

Thursday, October 15 at 10:00 am

Join our Meijer Gardens’ Educators for a live and interactive virtual visit to our Sculpture Park to gather inspiration from world classworks of sculpture while also getting some exercise! We will practice looking closely, thinking deeply, and asking questions to make discoveries and get moving. This program is free for learners of all ages. 

Register here.

 

Zooming in on Mood: Spooky Sculpture Adventure

Tuesday, October 27 at 2 pm

Join Meijer Gardens’ Educators for a live and interactive virtual visit to our Sculpture Park to investigate mood during a spooky sculpture walk. Together we will practice looking closely, thinking deeply, and asking questions to gather inspiration and have some creepy fun. This program is free for learners of all ages. 

Register here.

Recorded Virtual Visits

Neurons & Seed Pods: Zooming in on Nature for Artistic Inspiration

Zoom in on Roxy Paine’s Neuron and Michele Oka Doner’s Beneath the Leafy Crown to make discoveries and connections to the natural world and between these two world class sculptures.

 

Zooming in on Heirloom Tomatoes

Dr. Chad Niederhuth, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State University, and Eve Choi, Curator of Horticultural and Environmental Education at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park take a closer look at heirloom tomatoes in celebration of the annual Heirloom Tomatoes Weekend

 

Zooming in on George Segal: Body Language

Curator of Arts Education, Amber Oudsema investigates what is being communicated through body language and color by looking closely at sculpture and prints in our current sculpture exhibition: George Segal: Body Language.

 

Super Seeds: Zooming In On Seed Dispersal

Join Meijer Gardens Classroom Activities and Education Technology Coordinator Carlie Fournier to discover more about the fascinating methods of seed dispersal that allow plants to survive and thrive in their environments.