Make some Earth Day resources

Photograph of a glass wide-mouth pint jar sitting on a window sill holds the chopped end of a head of romaine lettuce sitting in water. Small lettuce leaves have begun to grow from the middle of the lettuce surface. 13sparrows.com

Get your students excited for Earth Day on April 22nd with some clip art of real-world activities perfect for your practical science resources!

Grab a sweet potato, some toothpicks, and a jar and grow a pretty vine; make a butterfly water dish with a shallow bowl and some pebbles; or lash a forked branch and a stick together with twine to make room for a garden spider’s web.

Regrow Vegetables Clip Art, DIY Wildlife Feeders Clip Art, and DIY Wildlife Houses Clip Art all available in my teacherspayteachers.com shop.

 

Springtime birds clip art

Photograph of a bold American restart, a black bird with orange accents on the wing and tail, and a white underbelly. The bird is sitting in a leafless cluster of branches with leaf buds at the tips. Illustration of an Amercian redstart sits on top of the photo.

In springtime, many beautiful birds return from their winter migrations to their breeding grounds in the eastern United States. My Spring Birds Clip Art sets include birds that are fairly common throughout the range, such as an American robin, eastern bluebird, ruby-throated hummingbird, and a field sparrow.

These cute but realistic bird images can help you and your students explore the seasons, animal habits and habitats (including a checklist for nature walks), and adaptations like beaks and plumage colors.

 

 

September TPT Freebie, Halloween Haunted House

It’s time for the TPT Clip Artists’ Collaboration September freebies. The theme this month is Halloween! I’m giving away a spooky bat as a companion to my spooky animals clip art set.

 

In the freebie product description are links to all the other participating sellers’ products. Collect them all to create a spooky haunted house scene, and follow for future sets!

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Delaware Wildlife Infographic, Portfolio Update

I love to visit the parks, ponds, and natural areas of southern Delaware when I’m there visiting family. I also enjoy researching local native plants and animals; it’s an interesting climate. I thought I should put my love of exploring the area to good use making some more current pieces to fill out my portfolio and practice some of the more interesting features of design software, such as making graphs in Adobe Illustrator, by creating this infographic on Delaware wildlife and public lands.

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An infographic illustrating statistical facts about the land, the animals, and the plants of Delaware.

Trap Pond Brochure, Portfolio Update

Due to some changes in my life, I am looking for a design and/or production job so I have been updating my portfolio. I thought I could highlight some of my production skills with a tri-fold brochure. Looking around for a subject, I came across a little home-printed brochure I picked up at Trap Pond State Park during one of my visits there. I re-entered all the text and built a nice file for it.

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As an exercise, I updated a homemade flyer into a clear and professional brochure.