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Socially Engaged Environmental Artist Zach Pine
Connecting People to Nature and Each Other

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ANNOUNCING
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WORLDWIDE SAND GLOBE PROJECT
All-ages, and wherever there is sand!
Join in by visiting the Sand Globes Worldwide website learning to make a sand globe, and contributing a photo. Joining the Sand Globes Worldwide Facebook group is another way to share. Stay tuned for more news soon!

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TWO MINUTE VIDEO ABOUT MY WORK, FEATURING THE CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE AT THE OAKLAND ZOO 2014 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
San Francisco State University Photojournalism student Gabriella Gamboa created this short video in just a few days. I'm really impressed by her skills. If you want to hire her, get in touch!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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COMMUNITY SANDCASTLE AT THE LEAP SANDCASTLE CLASSIC BENEFITING ARTS IN EDUCATION

Free, public, all-ages event
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA
(Ocean Beach at Balboa Street)

Join in for creativity, art, and community on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.
I’ll be at the Community Castle all day, where the public can come and go at any time. We’ll be making lots of sand globes, and I’ll be teaching sandglobing.

See the event web page for more info.

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ALBANY BEACH CLEANUP AND FREE SAND GLOBE WORKSHOP

Free, public, all-ages event
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
Albany Beach, Albany, CA
Free parking right next to the beach, thanks to Golden Gate Fields.

Join us for the third Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group (ALDOG) beach cleanup of 2017, and a free public sand globe workshop on Albany Beach.
Our February, 2016 event brought in 300 lbs of trash and 80 lbs of recyclables, and people of all ages learned to make sand globes then had a great time making beach sculptures and creating globe-tossing games.

See the event web page for more info. An RSVP on the Facebook event page is a big help too.

A Samavesha Community Program Event.

This event is in collaboration with ALDOG and the East Bay Regional Park District. ALDOG is a California Coastal Commission Adopter of Albany Beach and a project of PIDO, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Links:
Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group
East Bay Regional Park District
Golden Gate Fields

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ROCK BALANCING GATHERING SAN FRANCISCO (10TH EDITION)

Free, public, all-ages event
Saturday, April 7, 2017, 11am - 2pm
Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA
Just East of the Warming Hut Cafe, 983 Marine Drive (NOT THE BEACH HUT)) - click here for map

Hosted by me and Bill Dan.

SF Chronicle covered our April 2014 event.

See the event web page for more info. An RSVP on the Facebook event page is a big help too.

A Samavesha Community Program event.

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CREATE-WITH-NATURE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION ON STINSON BEACH (14TH ANNUAL)

Free, public, all-ages event
Sunday, April 21, 2018, 11am - 3pm
Stinson Beach Park, Stinson Beach, CA

Celebrate Earth Day by creating art on the beach! Join in as community members, professional artists, and passers-by construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. In past years, beachgoers stacked rock towers, made spirals from seaweed, planted a forest of "trees" made of driftwood, and created dragons, fairies, and abstract designs. During this playful event, participants work alone and in groups, transforming the beach into an evolving outdoor sculpture gallery. The intention behind the event is to create an experience that will inspire and energize people to care for and protect the earth not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year.

Event starts with a beach cleanup/habitat restoration. We supply bags and gloves.

See the event web page for more info, including directions, carpooling link, and photos from past years. An RSVP on the Facebook event page is a big help too.

Thanks to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service) for helping make this event possible.

Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach is a 100% volunteer effort, produced by Zach Pine Nature Sculpture in partnership with Samavesha.

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NEWS AND PHOTOS FROM RECENT EVENTS
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PHOTOS FROM THE 12th ANNUAL FREE CREATE-WITH-NATURE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT STINSON BEACH
The photo album is now online.

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PHOTOS FROM THE CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE AT OUTPOST, THE STUDIO FOR URBAN PROJECTS INSTALLATION FOR MARKET STREET PROTOTYPING FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO
The photo album is now online.

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PHOTOS FROM THE PERMANENT CREATE-WITH-NATURE PATHWAY IN REDWOOD REGIONAL PARK
See the photo album.

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PHOTOS FROM THE PERMANENT BLAKE GARDEN CREATE-WITH-NATURE ZONE
See the photo album.

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INTERVIEW IN ARTS AND HEALING NETWORK NEWS

Mary Daniel Hobson, the Director of the Arts and Healing Network interviews me in the Arts and Healing Network News: Summer 2010. I'm thankful that this experience allowed me to explore my motivations and methods in depth, and I hope others will take something useful from it.

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TWO FREE PUBLIC EVENTS IN 2011 YIELD A VIDEO AND NICE PRESS
Thanks to all who participated in two free public events, and by doing so made it possible for Angie Epifano and me to create this 4-minute video shown at the Berkeley Community Media Summer Shorts Movie Jam: 48 Hour Film Festival.

The events were also covered in this report on Berkeleyside.

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AGAPANTHUS PROJECT
Thanks to all who have made the Agapanthus Project possible. Over fifteen free public Create-With-Agapanthus events were held in Berkeley parks during the summer of 2011. I'm currently accepting donations of gone-to-seed Agapanthus flowers for the project. See all the details, including a photo gallery link, here.

The Agapanthus project is part of the Samavesha Community Program.

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REPORT FROM "ART TO ACTION ON CODORNICES CREEK WITH CHILDREN OF THE URSULA SHERMAN VILLAGE"

The Ursula Sherman Village, a project of Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS)
in West Berkeley, California, provides housing and a comprehensive program for homeless families. With financial support from the Open Circle Foundation, I facilitated three art-with-nature outings along the creek in 2008, and six outings in 2009 and 2010. Photos and a full report are here.

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Photos from the Create-With-Nature Zone at the HomeSchool Association of California Conference 2009, in Sacramento, CA.

Photos and report from Art to Action on Codornices Creek with Children of the Ursula Sherman Village, Berkeley, CA.

My photos from the July, 2009 Wild Zone with children and teen interns from ACE (Arts, Community, Environment) summer camp at Peralta Hacienda Park in Oakland, CA..

Photos of sculptures made with the public at my recent Open Studio events in Berkeley (scroll to the bottom of the gallery).

Photos from the Earth Day Eve Create-With-Nature Celebration in Downtown Berkeley.

Photos and video from Secrets of Sand Globes Revealed - Free Instructional Workshop and Collaborative Art Installation at Stinson Beach .

My report for Students of Escuela Popular Connect With Nature at Roosevelt Park.

Read this interview on About.com.

Wild Zone established in Santa Clara, CA and then put to good use.

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photo of a toppling rock tower at Stinson Beach, California. 7/27/05.

Afternoon, Stinson Beach, California. Toppled rock tower. 7/27/05.

photo of Zach helping carry a rock. 11/15/07.

Zach helps carry a big rock to be used in a sculpture. 2/28/09. (photo: Roy Gordon)