Three of us met at Fernbank Science Center to sketch. It was a delightfully lively place, full of families with young children. "Grandpa and Grandma! Look at the Bambi!"
Anita found the beauty in a display about the effects of pollution on egrets.
Anita also painted this osprey.FernbankSketchcrawl
, on Flickr
I drew the Apollo 6 command module, listening to the sound of its launch countdown as people replayed the video. I grew up watching the Apollo launches on TV. Next to the space flight display was a taxidermied loggerhead turtle which children could touch.
Fernbank Science Center opened in 1967 and is owned and operated by our county school system. My daughter took several excellent classes there while she was in high school. Sadly, this summer the school system is having to make major budget cuts.