All of YMCA Camp Cherokee’s Environmental Education classes are adjustable to your students’ needs. We have hands on activities for students who are just beginning school to those entering high school. Read below to find out more!


Nature Art

Goal: Students will identify abiotic and biotic materials and establish an understanding of their impact on the environment and specific habitats.  

  • Students will identify and use earth’s materials including, but not limited to rocks, minerals, soil, and water, to create Nature Art (3.E.4A, 4.P.2.3).

  • Students will define problems caused by humans and limit their interference with habitats while constructing Nature Art (3.E.4B.4, 4.L.1.3).

  • Students will analyze and recognize the difference between abiotic and biotic factors while collecting materials for their Nature Art (5.L.4A.1, 5.L.4A.2).


  • Habitat
  • Abiotic
  • Biotic
  • Erosion
  • Deposition
  • Human Impact
  • Andy Goldsworthy
  • Nature Art

  • Students will identify and use abiotic and biotic materials in their nature art.
  • Students will observe and discover ways to create something beautiful without disrupting the environment
  • Students will show awareness of the world around them.
Links for Teachers:

Teacher Planning Packet

Registration Form

EE Waiver

For more information, please contact Will Gilmore.