Day 4- Interpretation Strategies

17 Jan

On Thursday, we were joined for the day by Maggie Lind, Associate Educator for Academic Programs from the Smith College Museum of Art.  She engaged our group in observational exercises and demonstrated expert facilitation of interpreting our observations in a group setting.  We were introduced to Visual Thinking Strategies and ways in which interpretation can lead to deeper questions about a place – in our case the landscape of the MacLeish Field Station.4a

 We worked with Maggie and further developed our interpretation activities.  After lunch, we led each other through our activities in preparation for the Smith College Campus School sixth grade classes who are to join us on Friday.  Though we were nervous about whether or not we would be ready for them, we left Thursday feeling confident in our plans and eager to try them out. 4c
  4e-MOTION                                        Jumping for the Earthscope at MacLeish.
The weather looks like it is going to cooperate with us for our final day.  This has been a whirl-wind of a week learning about MacLeish and preparing for the Campus School’s field trip.  Professor Berner and I have had a wonderful time facilitating this week of activities and look forward to seeing it all come together on Day 5.
-Reid Bertone-Johnson
Landscape Studies Studio Instructor,
Manager, Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station, CEEDS

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