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Socially Engaged Environmental Artist Zach Pine
Connecting People to Nature and Each Other

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ANNOUNCING
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GLOBAL SAND GLOBE PROJECT UNDER DEVELOPMENT
All-ages, and wherever there is sand!
Help get it started by visiting the Earth in Your Hands website, learning to make a sand globe, and contributing a photo. Joining the Earth in Your Hands Facebook group is another way to share. Stay tuned for more news soon!

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TWO MINUTE VIDEO ABOUT MY WORK, FEATURING THE CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE AT THE OAKLAND ZOO 2014 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
San Francisco State University Photojournalism student Gabriella Gamboa created this short video in just a few days. I'm really impressed by her skills. If you want to hire her, get in touch!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE AT STERN GROVE KIDSTAGE

Free, public, all-ages. Sundays: July 5, July 19, August 2, 2015: 11:30-1:00pm each day
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, CA

Before the free Stern Grove Festival Concert on each of these three days, drop in anytime from 11:30-1:00 to make collaborative ephemeral sculpture using materials from Stern Grove. See the Stern Grove Festival schedule for musical artists performing, and more information.

See the Stern Grove Kids Camp web page for details and registration.

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CHILDREN LEARNING WITH NATURE INSTITUTE

July 9-11, 2015
UC Santa Cruz Porter College and Arboretum, and Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA

The Children Learning with Nature Institute is a gathering of professional voices from around the world sharing and exchanging ideas about creating learning experiences in and with nature for children. I'll be leading three hands-on workshops: "Art with Nature: Connection and Learning," "Peer-to-Peer Creativity, Learning, and Fun," and "Making Creativity and Connection Flourish for Groups." Two of them will be at the amazing Natural Bridges State Beach. Registration ends June 8, and late registration is subject to availability. A three-payment plan is available.

See the Institute website for full information and to register.

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ALBANY BEACH CLEANUP AND SAND GLOBE WORKSHOP

Free, public, all-ages event
Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1pm - 3pm
Albany Beach, Albany, CA

See the event website for complete information. And join the facebook event to stay up to date.

A Samavesha Community Program Event.

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CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE AT BERKELEY SPARK

Free, public, all-ages event
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10am - 3:30pm
Berkeley Civic Center Park
Martin Luther King, Jr Way and Center Street
Berkeley, CA

I'll host a Create-With-Nature Zone in the Samavesha Triangle at the northwest corner of the park, inviting festival participants to join in and create ephemeral sculpture with rocks, leaves, flowers, shells, branches, pods, pine cones and other wonders of nature.

See the Berkeley Spark Website for full event information.

A Samavesha Community Program Event.

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ROCK BALANCING GATHERING SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 2015 EDITION

Free, public, all-ages event
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11am - 1pm
Crissy Field (Just East of the Warming Hut Cafe), San Francisco, CA

Join me and local rock balancing legend Bill Dan. Instruction provided.
See the event web page and facebook event page for details.

A Samavesha Community Program Event.

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CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE FOR ART BREAK DAY

Free, public, all-ages event
Friday, September 4, 2015, 10am - 4:30pm (drop in anytime)
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA

Part of the 5th Annual Art Break Day, celebrated worldwide.

Community Partner: Pro Arts Gallery.

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ART IN NATURE FESTIVAL

Free, public, all-ages event
Presented by East Bay Regional Park District and Samavesha
Sponsored by Regional Parks Foundation and Kaiser Permanente
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 11am - 1pm
Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, CA

See the event web page for details.

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12th ANNUAL FREE CREATE-WITH-NATURE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION ON STINSON BEACH

Free, public, all-ages event
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 11am - 3pm
Stinson Beach (extreme South end), CA

See the event web page and facebook event page for details.

A Samavesha Community Program Event.

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NEWS AND PHOTOS FROM RECENT EVENTS
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PHOTOS FROM THE 11th ANNUAL FREE CREATE-WITH-NATURE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT STINSON BEACH
The photo album is now online.

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PHOTOS FROM THE CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE AT OUTPOST, THE STUDIO FOR URBAN PROJECTS INSTALLATION FOR MARKET STREET PROTOTYPING FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO
The photo album is now online.

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PHOTOS FROM THE PERMANENT CREATE-WITH-NATURE PATHWAY IN REDWOOD REGIONAL PARK
See the photo album.

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PHOTOS FROM THE PERMANENT BLAKE GARDEN CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE
See the photo album.

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INTERVIEW IN ARTS AND HEALING NETWORK NEWS

Mary Daniel Hobson, the Director of the Arts and Healing Network interviews me in the Arts and Healing Network News: Summer 2010. I'm thankful that this experience allowed me to explore my motivations and methods in depth, and I hope others will take something useful from it.

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TWO FREE PUBLIC EVENTS IN 2011 YIELD A VIDEO AND NICE PRESS
Thanks to all who participated in two free public events, and by doing so made it possible for Angie Epifano and me to create this 4-minute video shown at the Berkeley Community Media Summer Shorts Movie Jam: 48 Hour Film Festival.

The events were also covered in this report on Berkeleyside.

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AGAPANTHUS PROJECT
Thanks to all who have made the Agapanthus Project possible. Over fifteen free public Create-With-Agapanthus events were held in Berkeley parks during the summer of 2011. I'm currently accepting donations of gone-to-seed Agapanthus flowers for the project. See all the details, including a photo gallery link, here.

The Agapanthus project is part of the Samavesha Community Program.

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REPORT FROM "ART TO ACTION ON CODORNICES CREEK WITH CHILDREN OF THE URSULA SHERMAN VILLAGE"

The Ursula Sherman Village, a project of Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS)
in West Berkeley, California, provides housing and a comprehensive program for homeless families. With financial support from the Open Circle Foundation, I facilitated three art-with-nature outings along the creek in 2008, and six outings in 2009 and 2010. Photos and a full report are here.

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'Join' the Nature Sculpture Group on Facebook, and 'Like' the Nature Sculpture Page on Facebook to get the latest event news and share photos and thoughts with other nature sculpture fans.

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Photos from the Create-With-Nature Zone at the HomeSchool Association of California Conference 2009, in Sacramento, CA.

Photos and report from Art to Action on Codornices Creek with Children of the Ursula Sherman Village, Berkeley, CA.

My photos from the July, 2009 Wild Zone with children and teen interns from ACE (Arts, Community, Environment) summer camp at Peralta Hacienda Park in Oakland, CA..

Photos of sculptures made with the public at my recent Open Studio events in Berkeley (scroll to the bottom of the gallery).

Photos from the Earth Day Eve Create-With-Nature Celebration in Downtown Berkeley.

Photos and video from Secrets of Sand Globes Revealed - Free Instructional Workshop and Collaborative Art Installation at Stinson Beach .

My report for Students of Escuela Popular Connect With Nature at Roosevelt Park.

Read this interview on About.com.

Wild Zone established in Santa Clara, CA and then put to good use.

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photo of a toppling rock tower at Stinson Beach, California. 7/27/05.

Afternoon, Stinson Beach, California. Toppled rock tower. 7/27/05.

photo of Zach helping carry a rock. 11/15/07.

Zach helps carry a big rock to be used in a sculpture. 2/28/09. (photo: Roy Gordon)

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