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Introduction, Session 9: Creativity in Nature

In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. — Langston Hughes, 20th-century African American poet

This session looks at creativity in the web of life, exploring the idea that humans are not the only creatures that exhibit an urge to create. The central story, "The Most Beautiful Bower in the World," introduces the elaborate structures that male bower birds make to impress females. Female bower birds select mates based on the creativity shown in the bowers the males make. Children's creativity is fostered in a recycled art activity that encourages self-expression and imagination. For a hands-on experience of nature, see Alternate Activity 1, Birding Expedition.

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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.

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