by Judy Thomas
Celeste Johnston and I were invited by educator Donna Kouri to teach her students in her "Junior Master Gardeners' Camp" from the MathScience Innovation Center (MSIC). The class was making a visit to the Library of Virginia in Richmond to see the "Flora of Virginia" exhibit on July 10. Donna originally asked us to teach a class in flower drawing, but we also offered a botany lesson and flower dissection. We brought a wealth of flowers and plant materials to use in our discussion, along with tools used in our art. The MSIC provides school-year and summer educational opportunities to engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Celeste and I had a great deal of fun!