Parents and children are invited to International House Davis on Sunday for a 2 p.m. program on the natural world by Cara Patton called “Everything Changes: A Story of the Life Cycle of a Butterfly.”
Children will be invited to participate in the story through expressive movement. “Think about the natural world, doesn’t everything in it change continuously?” she asked. The program also will include a short meditation/breathing exercise, yoga and a natural art project.
“Cara is a popular volunteer at I-House who used to help with our summer camp and has continued to help with storytelling,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director.
The program is appropriate for children age 4-8 accompanied by a parent. Having a birthday party? Bring the whole crowd over!
Patton is a certified yoga instructor. She grew up in Winters and moved to Davis for college. She studied sociology and African-American studies and developed an interest in how communitywide change is possible.
After graduation, she moved to Oakland and worked with emotionally disturbed children. She later taught at the Peregrine School in Davis while earning her master’s degree in education and has since developed an educational plan working with children outside the classroom. She now leads a nature-based homeschooling group.
The Sunday program at I-House, 10 College Park, is free to members. Others are asked to contribute $2 per child or $5 for a family.
“Thanks to Target for supporting our program,” added Sherwin.