Fourth graders in Ms. St. Germain’s class at Lyseth Elementary School recently completed a Side x Side bookmaking program led by teaching artist Jill Osgood and integrated with a science and literacy unit on owls. The program kicked off with students enjoying a virtual visit with the owl ambassadors of the Center for Wildlife. Using project journals, students learned observation and note taking skills on an expedition to the Pine Grove Park trail to look for signs of owls and other wildlife. They then learned illustration, painting, crayon watercolor resist, and collage skills to create books that capture their research on owls including their adaptations, habitat, and ecological connections. An outdoor showcase which included an exhibit and sharing of the completed owl books and journals wrapped up the program.