It was a gorgeous day on our last full week of school. Our students had the opportunity to visit the Fairbank Museum's extensive collection of natural specimens to sketch from observation. At first the students were busy walking from exhibit to exhibit as they excitedly scanned the gallery for the thing they would draw. After about 10 minutes each student quietly settled into a good half an hour of observational drawing. Some students focused their attention on one detailed drawing, while others filled up their pages with multiple quicker drawings. We also spent some time outside in their butterfly tent. Unfortunately, I forgot to pull out my camera while we were there. I was too "in the moment," I suppose. Below are some photos of their sketches We wrapped up our visit with a presentation at the planetarium and learned about our local night sky. The Fairbanks is a fantastic local resource for our community.