Finding Patterns in Nature

First graders have begun studying patterns in nature. On October 3, they visited the beautiful surroundings of the LongHouse Reserve to gain a better understanding of art in nature and how nature can inspire art. Many of the sculptures and designs at LongHouse are inspired by patterns found in nature, including lines, spirals, branching patterns, tessellations, symmetry, and circular patterns. The young observers meandered through the Reserve looking for as many different patterns as they could find.