Life Drawing & Education, wildlife graphics programs

Life Drawing
& Education
Beautifully drawn wildlife graphics
and engaging programs for fun &
meaningful Nature connections

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Environmental Education,
Heritage Interpretation &
Nature Programs

Nature Awareness Activities
for Children's Birthday Parties

Do your child and friends enjoy nature? Add a couple of activities that will add to their fun. I so enjoy the wide-eyed and exited children I meet at my programs at Forest campgrounds and local schools. Why not your child’s party!

I plan for two activities per visit. That'll take 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the activities and the children's excitement. I can customize to fit your schedule, too.

Most of my activities work in the outdoors, some need space to move around. Your lawn and garden edges will probably do. If you have natural landscape with trees & grass, all the better! A few activities will work indoors if there’s enough space. I may need time to set up alone. Some may need props set up or adhered to walls, trees or fences. Some could be a little messy. I provide all materials for my activities, not party decorations (at this time).

I can work with children ages 4-12, usually in a group around the same age if it’s a big party. I know a group of siblings will vary in age. I’d like parents or responsible adults to be present. Even though some activities require adults to sit back so the children can focus on each other and my instruction.

Check out my activities descriptions, age recommendations and then talk with me about your ideas. I’m adaptable and will work to make activities simple and enjoyable for all!


Activities & Descriptions
Check out my activities descriptions and then talk with me about your ideas.
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I charge $50 for two activities (or one drawing program), 1 to 1.5 hours, for up to 10 children. Add $3 each for up to 15.

Calendar Schedule
Check my calendar for available dates & times, Click here
Or just call me to get scheduled, 928-774-4229, or email me,

Questions and Request
Contact me with the programs you'd like. Don't know how to start? Tell me your general idea and I can help customize something for you. Click here

Clients & Venues
Below are a few clients, events & places I've given programs for:

• Kaibab National Forest campgrounds, 1996-2012
I specialize in family talks and activities to heighten the awareness of nature for Public Lands Interpretive Association.

• Montoya Recreation Center, 2012, Flagstaff AZ
I taught nature art classes for artistic toddlers, children and adults.

• Museum of Northern Arizona, 1998 - 2010, Flagstaff AZ

I've lead several Discovery Program sessions on insects, wetlands, nature awareness, art and two week-long nature camps for active and curious young children.

• Flagstaff Public Library, Summer programs, 2009-11. Lead wildlife art and storybook reading to children, 4-14 years old.

• Arizona Association for Environmental Education workshops, 2006 & 2010, Flagstaff and Camp Verde, AZ. I lead sessions on science inquiry, interpretive signage and Audubon Arizona's education program, "Science Takes Wing".

Northern Arizona Audubon Society, Sedona & Flagstaff AZ
Even though this birding audience was mostly my senior, I had them up and moving around to learn more about birds.

• Andrea Andretta, Kindergarten Teacher & Science Inquiry Consultant, Milford CT
I've co-presented with Andrea at conference and workshops.

• School visits, northern AZ
In the classroom or on a field trip, I have engaged children & young adults at Cromer Elementary, Sechrist Elementary, Leupp Public School, Sedona Middle, Grand Canyon Elementary, Fredonia Schools, Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy and Flagstaff High School as an educator from Willow Bend Environmental Education
Center and under my company, Life Drawing & Education.

Additional school visits elsewhere:
Science Event at Cochise College (for grades 4-6), Sierra Vista, AZ
Silver Lake & Athol Elementary Schools, Athol, MA
Jefferson Magnet Elementary School, Norwalk CT
Walnut Elementary School, Centennial, CO
Helen M. Knight Elementary, Moab UT

• Wildly Different and Play With A Purpose, Orlando FL
I assisted Wildly Different Lisa Lamarre on two of her corporate team building events in Scottsdale AZ & Colorado Springs CO.

• Family Summits, Snowbird, UT and Black City, NC, 2008-09
I conducted over 10 children's classes at each even
on nature drawing, frogs, fish, salamanders (5 repeats of this popular class alone!), and a silent nature walk.


Upcoming Ed/Interp NEWZ!

July 2012

• Nature Activities for Birthday Parties
Add some nature programs for your child's Birthday Party (or grown ups' B-days too)! Click here for details.

• Schoolyard Gardens and Wildlife Habitats
Are you planning to get students outside with hands-on STEM (botany, soil, geology, weather, hydrologic cycle, zoology, ecology) in the Fall? I can help with planning, resources and signage. Click here for information.



Zackery Zdinak
Life Drawing & Education
PO Box 1314
Flagstaff, Arizona 86002

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