The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

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Creating Critters

The Creating Critters Project is a collaboration of hard work between the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, a local third grade class, and local artists.  It begins when Miss Kindy, the Herrett Center educator, teaches science lessons to a class of third grade students, covering topics such as habitats, types of vertebrate animals, diets, and adaptations.  The students then go to work creating their own imagined animal using the knowledge they gained and their imaginations.

Students bring their created critters to life by writing a paragraph describing their animal and producing their own artistic rendition of the creature.  Local artists use the students' images and words as inspiration to recreate the critters with a more refined touch, donating their own time and materials to bring the students a piece of artwork for them to keep.

Visit the Creating Critters Virtual Art Gallery to see the results of this amazing collaborative art project!

Story Time

Due to the coronavirus, Story Time has been canceled until further notice.

Date Title & Author
September 5th Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
September 19th How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
October 3rd A surprise book picked out by a Story Time friend
October 17th I Am an Ankylosaurus by Karen Wallace
November 7th A surprise book picked out by a Story Time friend
November 21st The Good Egg by Jory John
December 5th A surprise book picked out by a Story Time friend
December 19th Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton
January 2nd A surprise book picked out by a Story Time friend
January 16th If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
February 6th A surprise book picked out by a Story Time friend
February 20th Be Kind by Pat Zietlow-Miller
March 5th A surprise book picked out by a Story Time friend
March 19th Parts by Tedd Arnold
April 2nd Hugless Douglas by David Melling