Recently, the St. Mary's classroom at the IMA has been working on representing the different natural forms we have discovered on the grounds of the IMA. Several children have made models, including the one shown of a pinecone, using air dry clay. All different types of 2D representations have been attempted including watercolor painting, tempera painting, watercolor crayons, and pen and ink. Other children have been more interested in dissecting various seed pods and mushroom samples using real scientific tools. As this project progresses, we are curious to see where the children's interests lead us as we get a closer look at the natural world.