Art of Nature Poster Project

Bring Thoreau to life in your classroom with this creative, interdisciplinary teaching tool!

“It has come to this, — that the lover of art is one, and the lover of nature another, though true art is but the expression of our love of nature.”

–Henry David Thoreau, 1857, October 9 (Journal, Vol. X, p. 80)

Using your students’ original artwork, we will work with you to create a colorful, educational poster that can be displayed in your classroom, school building and out in the community. We will walk you through every step of the process…our goal is a meaningful, engaging learning experience for your students with an end product that makes them proud!

Educational outcomes of the project: Brimmer May poster 2015

  • Multimodal learning–students use research, writing and drawing (or other art form) to learn about and demonstrate knowledge of your topic of choice
  • Collaborative learning—each student becomes a resident “expert” on the content of his or her block and students can learn from each other
  • Creative expression—students have to plan and execute a creative representation of the “material” in their block
  • Reading, writing and critical thinking skills—Students are given a limited word count for their block, so they must determine which text will be most effective and relevant.

You provide the theme for your poster (Thoreau quotations, wildlife of a particular area…anything Thoreau-inspired!), send us the student artwork and text and we will take care of the rest!

Poster Walden Woods Animals$500 cost includes:
• Personal assistance throughout the project
• Assistance in finding sponsorship to support your project (including template sponsorship solicitation letter)
• Design and production of poster
• Editing for accuracy
• Printing, lamination and shipping of six full-size (standard 2’ x 3’) copies of your poster
• Printing and shipping of one smaller poster (11” x 17”) for each of your students


Think you’re ready to sign-up? Read more about the next steps here!

Email the education department or call 781-259-4721 to find out more or to sign-up!