Monday, April 28, 2014

GTK showcases Talking Sticks with artist Penny Williams-Gamble

Today our Prince Georges County Parks artist
Penny Williams-Gamble was at the 2014 Cultural Arts Expo at the Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro.

There were many interested visitors stopping by our table as Penny exhibited some of the Talking Sticks that she has made and demonstrated their process.

There is an excellent article from the Institute For American Indian Studies about Talking sticks that will guide you through making one with your family.

Remember the more natural materials that you use the more you can get-to-know our great outdoors. Don't forget to enter out contest and tell your friends!

Friday, April 25, 2014

A great Get To Know nature activity- Inspired by the SKY!

Have you looked up lately?
Go ahead, take a breath, look up and be amazed.

Inspirational is what comes to mind!

A great GTK activity with your children is looking up!


It is FUN and EASY to make art that is Inspired by the SKY!

All you need is paper or cardboard and markers, crayons or paint.
Look up and draw what you see!

Don't forget to enter our GTK Nature Art contest and win great prizes at:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cool experiences with Art and Nature


We have planned a naturally wonderful event to kickoff their 2014 contest!
Join us on May 2, 2014 Watkins Regional Park! 
Project Artists and Naturalists worked together to map out an exciting set of hands on Art and Nature activities for PG County children at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro. Watkins Regional Park

 The beautiful park has acres of trails and artists Penny Gamble-Williams, Larry  Jones, 
Lee Ranta, and Gary Coltrane walked the trails with Naturalists Tommy and Brooke in search of marvelous natural materials to use in creating art with the children. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The new Facebook GTK Page is rockin!

Good morning folks

Wow! What a beautiful day. I am feelin Spring's fresh energy!
The Get to Know, Youth-Art-Nature contest is kickin off our 2014 season! May 1-November 1 2014

This year I am working to have a greater web presence for the project.
After all you guys are my peeps.

Here is the new FB page which is an educational and organizing tool for everyone to get inspired by nature! Check it out-spread the word!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Get to Know your wild neighbors is the place for PG County families to Get Inspired by Nature and Art!

It’s easy and fun 

It’s easy and fun to Connect-Create-Celebrate!   
Experience Nature   Make Art!

For more info and To enter go to