Join Jaidra for a guided short hike and nature journaling trip to the beautiful Paris Mountain State Park. Niad stands for “naturally inspired arts & dance.” A South Carolina native, Jaidra grew up running barefoot through the oak hickory forests of the piedmont, splashing in the salt marsh of the coast and dreaming beside waterfalls in the mountains. She studied biology with a focus on plant science at the University of South Carolina, entomology at UC Riverside, and Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development at UGA. Jaidra completed the upstate master naturalist course in 2011 and has brought her love of art, theater, and movement along with her for her science ride. Now, as a fusion dancer, artist, and owner of niad studio, Jaidra loves to draw on the natural world for inspiration.
In this special class, we will look to the beauty and wonder of Paris Mountain State Park to find inspiration. This will be a short hike combined with multiple stops to use all of our senses to discover pieces of the natural world that move us. Please bring a small bag with your journal, a pen or pencil, sunscreen, water, and a snack. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for a light hike. Entry to the park will be covered as part of your class fee. You may also want a camera. A group will carpool from the studio so that we all go to the same trailhead. Please meet at the studio by 1:45 PM.