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Let's Start Something 'Green' together'!
Help Us to Connect Kids to Wildlife through Exciting Hands-On Art Education!
Painting With Pat Kids Across America, just like you, are making a positive impact on America's Wildlife Through the Arts!!
Live a Little on the wildside....Experience Art Like Never Before with the 'Wildest Art Organization on the 'Planet'!!
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.
Corporate Sponsors, Donators & Art Patrons Supportors
Ina Garten, from the famous television cooking show: BAREFOOT CONTESSA supports
Painting With Pat's Growing Up Green Programs!!
Thank You for your Donation!
The only one of its kind 'Connecting kids to nature and wildlife,...one art project at a time!
Saving kids and wildlife,......one art project at a time!
Painting With Pat is a 501 (c) 3 non profit art organization breaking traditional art educational moulds teaching wildlife conservation through the ARTS!
"You're our kind of people--helping children connect with nature!",
--Francis Keiser, Author, Pelican Pete (5 national award-winning books)
"Painting With Pat has come up with all sorts of new and artistic ways for students to express their creativity while focusing on wildlife and endangered species."
--Diane Hendry, Outreach Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Red Wolf Recovery Program
"What a wonderful organization",
--Karen McDiarmid, Carl R. Sams II Photography, Inc.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Red Wolf Recovery Program
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Jekyll Island, GA
'Thanks to YOU and your wonderful organization for making such a difference in children's lives.
YOU are the angels on earth.'
--Donna M. Jackson, Author--
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There are heaps of ways you can help connect a child to wildlife and with your donations we can continue to provide art programs that not only connect kids to nature, but will lead the way to a new era of global conservation
Paula Deen, from the famous television cooking show, supported Painting With Pat, Hall of Trees fundraiser of 2010, 2011 and this year 2012!
Thank YOU for your generous donation!
"I checked out your website, It's pretty cool!"
--John Fisher, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service/NCTC --
'Kids are our future...thanks for all you do.'
Lavonne Ewing, PixyJack Press, Inc., Masonville, Co
If it chirps, sqeaks, slithers, flutters, hops, sings, crawl...we will 'connect' you to it at Pat TRacks Wildlife Refuge!!
If you can't make it out to the refuge, let 'Pat' take YOU on a 'wild' excursion' on Pat's YouTube channel!
From Hand prints to Nature casts, Pat turns the wild environment into an ART Studio!
Dollywood supports PWP with a 'donation'!!!
Come visit us at PAT TRACKS Wildlife Refuge!
We would like to 'THANK' the Charlie Daniel's Band and their members Shannon and Melissa Wickline for creating the 'Pat TRacks' theme song, written and performed by Melissa Wickline !
'Pat TRacks', is a beautiful, wildlife refuge, with native plants, native wild animals, a cold spring fed creek and waterfalls, where kids can actually hear, smell and touch nature, founded by Pat and her sister Donna, located in scenic southern middle Tennessee. Pat takes the natural appeal of animals and harnesses it towards the goal of teaching science concepts to children through the arts promoting wildlife conservation. Pat encounters incredible wild animals, bringing the children along with her into the secret lives of their unseen world out on the refuge, combining science/art education with fun and adventure and with hands-on art activities on location in the wild!!.
Kids can identify with this tree hugging, wildlife loving, up-close and personal 'Wildlife Artist & Instructor', as she avoids being trampled, stung or bitten, while tracking wildlife to give the kids an up-close look at the wild animal or insect! Pat teaches the kids how to look for clues to identify wildlife, (like feathers, bits of fur, tracks and even scat) and illustrates simple art techniques to draw, paint or sculpt the animal on location in the wild. Kids take part in engaging hands-on activities of adventure, mystery, wildlife conservation, and sometimes wildlife rescue!
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -----Benjamin Franklin
Meet the native wildlife that call Pat Tracks Wildlife Refuge home!
When Pat cannot take the kids out in the 'WILD' on the Pat TRacks Refuge to learn about the animals and create art...Pat brings the 'WILD' to the classroom with 'School Programs'!
Pat TRacks Wildlife Refuge
Get Inspired and Listen to the Pat TRacks Theme Song !
Pat teaches the kids about the animal's habitat and what animals live in the cold creek that flows through the Refuge!
These Junior Pat TRackers are looking at animal tracks, identifying the clues to identify the animal that made the tracks!
Kids get 'hands-on' experience with the wildlife!
A good place to get your feet wet and your hands dirty and meet YOUR backyard neighbors!
Painting With Pat promotes 'Wildlife Conservation' through the 'ARTS'!
Throw out your old ideas about art class and....
Pat recently caught the attention of the Wild Side TV Show ! The segment will air this fall on all PBS stations!
Pat is tracking wildlife to give the kids an up-close look at the wild animal or insect! Pat teaches the kids how to look for clues to identify wildlife, (like feathers, bits of fur, & tracks !
The kids are learning how to pour a cast of an animal track!
The kids are getting their feet wet as they explore the creek for wildlife and meeting their acquatic neighbors!!
We are so excited for the opportuntiy to 'Connect the whole world to Nature and Wildlife through the 'ARTS' !
Pat works hard everyday with activities that give kids the opportunity to meet their 'wildlife Neighbors'!