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SANTA CRUZ– Workshop: Baskets Then and Now

September 22, 2018 @ 2:30 am6:30 am


SANTA CRUZ– Museum Educator Marisa Gomez and Collection Specialist Kathleen Aston will lead a basketry workshop in which our patrons will explore items from our museum collections, learn about native basketry plants by touring our garden, and complete their own miniature pine needle basket.

Marisa Gomez is the Museum’s Education Coordinator, responsible for creating and leading educational programs for the public and youth groups, with special emphasis on connecting people with the culture and land management practices of the Amah Mutsun. Marisa is a Certified California Naturalist with a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. In her art, she enjoys using foraged materials to create natural dyes, tapestries, and baskets, with an emphasis on utilizing invasive materials and repurposing items such as kitchen waste.

Kathleen Aston has worked as the Museum’s Collections Specialist since January of 2017. Her responsibilities include the day-to-day oversight, documentation, and conservation of the Museum Collections. She has a B.A. in Linguistics from Reed College and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.  Kathleen is fascinated by the informational life of objects and how they anchor people to an understanding of the natural world.

Saturday, September 22, 9:30 am @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History


Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive

Santa Cruz, CA 95062


To purchase tickets, go to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History site.

 For more information, go to http://www.santacruzmuseum.org/public-programs/ or contact Felicia Van Stolk, Education Manager, (831) 420-6115 x17, felicia@santacruzmuseum.org

This program is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant.


September 22, 2018
2:30 am – 6:30 am


Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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