Halloween Art & Nature Festival 2022

Saturday October 29, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Atelier de la Nature1050 Andrew Gautreaux RdArnaudville LA 70512
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Atelier de la Nature, a twenty-five-acre nature reserve and eco-educational campus, invites all children and families to the 2022 Halloween Art & Nature Festival, a one-day free event to celebrate Halloween, Louisiana's special natural surroundings and planet Earth, through art, music, food and science.

This year’s festival theme is “Space” (outer-space, macroscopic, microscopic, and inside us space). Festival goers will have the opportunity to meet special guest including:
NASA Astronaut Dr. Nicole Stott of the Space for Art Foundation coming from Florida.
Stanford University Space Origami Engineer Dr. Manan Arya coming from California.
Award-winning Children’s Book Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler from Ohio.
And others soon to be announced.

**Registration required for morning and afternoon sessions– The event if free but space is limited - Register at**

This year’s activities so far include:
● Meet a real Astronaut and make art for Spacesuits
● Rocket building and launch demo
● Origami designs for space travel inspired by native plants demo and exhibition
● Water Bears are everywhere! Hunting for Tardigrades workshop
● Giant Interactive Water Droplet Installation
● Wonderdome Microscopic Universe Exhibition
● Terraforming terrarium workshop
● Meteorite Exhibition and outreach program
● Magnetism and Magnetic Materials demo and outreach
● VR Solar energy program
● Darth Gator drawing and engineering pop-up books workshop
● Extraterrestrial Adaptation activity
● Microscopic monsters from our backyard and famous films activity
● Preserved “alien” specimens
● Spine-tingling Story Telling in French, Spanish, English and Klingon
● DIY Space Costume workshop using recycled/up-cycled materials
Intergalactic music
● Live snakes and other reptiles
● Live spiders and other creepy crawlers with arthropod inspired robots
● Traditional Cajun and Creole cooking using locally sourced ingredients
● Solar S’mores and Astronaut Food
Eating Aliens! Invasive species cooking demo
● Trick or Treating
● Celestial Pumpkin Decorating
● More to be announced

**Registration required for morning and afternoon sessions– The event if free but space is limited - Register at**

Additional Event Information :
The 2022 Master of Ceremonies will be Renella Rose Champagne of KRVS’s “Lost in Love” program.

Music performances are curated by Laura Huval of Sweet Cecilia’s, and Al Berard Memorial Music Fund.

This year’s food will be prepared by Chef Colt Patin (a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Chef Instructor), his students from the Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge, and the Cub Scouts Pack 301 (Breaux Bridge, LA), who will serve Cajun and Creole dishes prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. As well as workshops on eating invasive species!






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