Nature’s Design Vocabulary: Shapes, Colors and Patterns in Nature

Nature’s Design Vocabulary: Shapes, Colors and Patterns in Nature

Sat, May 1
Learn the shapes, patterns and color strategies found in Nature. There is genius everywhere! Come reawaken the awe and wonder of childhood.

Discover the Life Strategies of Biomimicry and discuss why Nature designs the way she does. We’ll look at photos and examples of Her success stories. Then the class will go on a treasure hunt for these shapes, patterns, colors and strategies. You will never look at Nature the same way again!

Deb Coburn is a retired interior designer who educates and consults on colors and principles inspired by Nature. Her design orientation is rooted in the concept of Biomimicry, a philosophy that studies Nature’s life-affirming strategies, and mimics this wisdom to make sustainable design decisions. She has been doing color consultations for many years, using Nature as a guide, and will be referencing these color strategies in class. Deb is a California Master Naturalist, a graduate of the hike docent program for OneTam and of the Environmental Forum of Marin.

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Details:

-We will be meeting at the Red Barn Classroom in Bear Valley, this class will be held outdoors

– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

– Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date, after 7 days and before 2 days, participants can credit their class for a future date. All requests before 48 hours in advance will be declined. For COVID cancellation policy, see below.

– Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class sells out

What to Bring:

Cellphone

Lightweight folding or camp chair if desired for comfort and added distancing

Day Pack

Lunch Bag

Warm Variable Weather Clothing

Hiking Shoes

Water Bottle

Notebook and Pen/Field Journal

Eventbrite Confirmation Email

Binoculars (Optional)

Camera (Optional)

About the PRNSA Field Institute:

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

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For any questions, please email us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

COVID-19 Field Institute Guidelines

In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide

Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness.

Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

NOTE: Refund policy exceptions will be made for participants cancelling last minute due to COVID-19 infection or symptoms. Please contact us in this case.

During class all participants will be required to do the following

Wear a protective face covering

Maintain a 6 foot physical distance from other participants not belonging to your household

Bring your own food and water

Current group sizes are limited, there will be no physical contact or sharing of food and drink, and no shared physical equipment or materials unless they are sanitized before and after use, and used by only one person for the duration of class

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.