The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Explore Herrett:

Story Time

Join us on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 11:30 AM for Story Time!  Free admission for all ages.

For the safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic, please note:

  • Adults are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
  • Please keep your kiddos near you to facilitate physical distancing.
  • Although there will be no hands-on activity after the story, everyone gets a coloring page to take home.

Date Title & Author
December 2nd I Don't Want to Wash My Hands by Tony Ross
December 16th Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert
January 6th Be a Maker by Katey Howes
January 20th Pierre the Penguin by Jean Marzollo
February 3rd Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
February 17th When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith
March 3rd Over In The Meadow: A Nursery Counting Rhyme illustrated by Lilian Obligado
March 17th Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting
April 7th Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter

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!