Combine art and science in a sun print workshop at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary 

Callie Chappell creating a cyanotype sunprint.
Callie Chappell creating a cyanotype sunprint. [Image: E. Dorsky]

Augusta, Mich. — An upcoming workshop, hosted at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, will blend art and science into a beautiful sun print piece.  

Callie Chappell, an artist, science communicator, scientist, and a 2023 artist-in-residence with the KBS Long-term Ecological Research program, will lead the workshop, set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Sanctuary. Participants will be encouraged to bring culturally or personally significant materials with them for use in the project.  

The workshop will begin with a short walk through the Sanctuary’s blooming Pollinator Garden, where you’ll collect plant life and natural materials that represent your personal connection to nature. Using the collected, brought, and provided materials you’ll craft a personal sun print, or cyanotype. You’ll leave with a piece of individual art to take home while also contributing to a community tapestry that will be featured at the KBS Bird Sanctuary. 

Register by Wednesday, July 26 to reserve a spot. The cost of attendance for Sanctuary members is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for children ages 2-17. For non-members, admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $6 for children ages 2-17. 

For more information about the Sanctuary, visit Direct questions to or (269) 671-2510. 

Cyanotype with the words "science is art" and the imprints of a feather, leaves, a Petri dish and a few test tubes.

About the Sanctuary 

Current hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Please consider supporting the Sanctuary by becoming a member

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to conserve native habitat for migratory and resident birds and to promote environmental awareness through research, education and outreach. Since 1928, the Sanctuary has served as a practical training school for animal care and land management, and remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts. 

About the Kellogg Biological Station 

As Michigan State University’s largest off-campus educational complex, KBS has put its land-grant values into practice for nearly a century, providing the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. KBS students and faculty work to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more, visit