Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in SAM’s “Climate Day for Kids” in celebration on Earth Day. Jackie White, Environmental Steward at SAM, and her crew put together an incredible event for kids and families at the Olympic Sculpture Park.
I brought my own family, and now seem to hear daily from my son how to “reduce my carbon footprint”, the catch phrase of the day.
Worm bins, scavenger hunts, Tesla coils, recycled art projects, eco-gaming, walking school buses, and free organic trail mix all made for a big crowd and many, many engaged crocheters. Several of the people I worked with were just in the park that day, and were just drawn to all the crazy fun ( the hair-raising Tesla coil!) It also continues to be my great pleasure to teach really young children to crochet, as well as work with families making together!
There were moments were I was teaching the basics over and over breathlessly, which feels good and grounded for this project where I am trying to connect with and connect together as many people as I can. The little repeating loop stitches are visual reminders of a few minutes of conversation or a few minutes of quiet with oneself.
I’ll also be heading back to SAM for their “Celebrate Wildflowers” Day on June 6th. I continue to fall more in love with the park every time I go, and plan to go back with my picnic blanket for more crocheting on my own, and with whoever would like to stop for a few minutes.
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