In a year where people have found increasing solace in, and drawn creative inspiration from the natural world, we invite you to participate in and enjoy ‘Drawn to Nature; Birds’. Join Museum Education Officer, Chris Jarvis, to hear about the natural history of some of the planet’s most stunningly beautiful and fascinating creatures , the birds, before taking a chance to draw your own using the Museum’s specimens as inspiration with Q+A’s in this online, interactive science and art workshop. Make sure to have your art materials to hand!
Chris Jarvis is one of the Museum’s Education staff with responsibility for the adult and primary schools education and events programme. After a rather feral childhood during which he was encouraged to study natural history, no matter how varied in subject matter, first hand (with his bedroom looking somewhat like a cross between a lab, museum and zoo) Chris did his school work experience at the museum before going on to gain a BA Honours degree in History and Philosophy at college. After gaining his degree he went on to do a PGCE where he specialised in learning through play before going on to teach in nursery and primary schools. In 2003 Chris returned to work at the museum when his perfect job came up combining his two greatest passions; teaching and natural history! Chris is also a keen cartoonist and believer that, as mankind has evolved to learn through play, we should play at our work and work at our play!