Educators Workshops are offered throughout the year. They are designed to enhance educators’ understanding of The Ringling’s collections and special exhibitions, and provide an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and inspiration.
Syd Solomon: Florida Friendly Conservation
Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 8:30am-1:00pm
Abstract Expressionist Syd Solomon lived and worked in Sarasota, Florida. From his home on Siesta Key, Solomon painted and celebrated Florida’s coastal ecosystem and was profoundly inspired by the local landscape. During this workshop, teachers will learn from Rose Garden Horticulturist Kai Sacco as he leads a walking tour of the Bayfront Gardens exploring topics such as coastal ecosystems, red tide, pollinators and the importance of native plants. We will also study Florida native plants and learn how to create a Florida Friendly garden for your classroom. This workshop has been tailored for 3rd – 5th grade classroom teachers, and secondary art, science and math teachers.