Create Your Own Science Zines | S19

Ages: 8-11
Day, Time: Fridays 1:15-2:15
Location: Computer room


Emilie Bess

Emilie Bess, PhD, has studied and taught insect biology, botany, and evolutionary biology for more than 20 years. Since 2014, she has focused on early childhood learning. In 2017, she and her wife Anna founded Seattle Nature Schools, a homeschool and outdoor education program. In high school, Emilie started drawing comics and publishing zines about politics, her own life, and scientific topics. She is a proud member of the board of Short Run Comix and Arts Festival and an avid supporter of small press publishing in Seattle and beyond.

class description

Bring your stories, curiosity, and creativity! What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at the zoo? Have you ever found a crab in a tide pool or seen a shooting star? We’ll make comics, collages, and zines about anything and everything that inspires us in the natural world! Then we’ll make copies of our books to share with our friends.

Required Skills for Students to Be Successful in This Class:

Compliance with Family Rights & Responsibilities.


Optional activities to research topics for use in class. Students will make a series of small books on topics that they are interested in.

field trips:


additional fees/supplies:


parent involvement:

This class is intended for students only.

Age Variances:

Students outside of the age range listed on this class description will not be granted age variance admission.