Maria Ruth’s “Cloud Curious” class

Maria Ruth’s “Cloud Curious” class

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Fascinated by the clouds overhead? Wish you could identify them and remember their Latin names? Ever wonder how they float or how they rain? Want to learn why birdwatchers are naturally good cloudwatchers? Interested in experiencing clouds through new perspectives?

Join Maria Ruth, author of A Sideways Look at Clouds, and two special guest artists at her Olympia home for an afternoon of cloud appreciation.

Sunday April 8 from 3-5:30 p.m.

$30 per person

In this 2½ hour class for the curious naturalist you will:
• Learn how to identify the ten main clouds types (plus a few extras)
• Enjoy artwork and insights from local artist Sherry Buckner
• Experience how music affects your perception of clouds with a live violinist
• Get tips on best local cloud-watching spots
• Try your hand at “lifting” a cumulus cloud in watercolor
• Ask all your cloud-related questions
• Take home a luscious 2’ x 4’ full-color cloud poster
• Enjoy light refreshments (and a cloud stroll, weather permitting)

This class is offered by Maria Ruth, author of more than a dozen natural-history books, including A Sideways Look at Clouds and Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet. Maria serves on Black Hills Audubon Society’s Conservation Committee.