More about Shari…
Shari and her husband, Dave Hutchison, have lived in various parts of the U.S. and have been actively traveling, volunteering, and exploring America’s public lands for the past 5 years.  As a Certified Environmental Educator, she has taught environmental science programs for children at both Acadia and North Cascades National Parks.  Through outdoor photography, Shari seeks to inspire people to explore the incredible beauty of their natural world and become environmental stewards, as well as supporting the NPS’s “Open OutDoors for Kids” program through her photography sales and workshops.  More information about Shari and her photography can be found here.


for Kids

Kids will:

  • Explore how to blend technology with being outside in nature
  • Learn how to capture beautiful images
  • Become more curious about the natural world
  • Gain environmental awareness and develop an interest in Earth stewardship
  • Engage in environmental science through experiential education
  • Be inspired to write creatively
  • Gain teamwork skills

The Details:

  • Upcoming Dates:  TBA  (rain or shine)
  • Time:  10am to 3pm  
  • Location:  TBA
  • Class Size:  Limited to 16 children
  • Grade/Age Range:  6-8th grade/11-14 years
  • Cost per child:  $25 ($5 per child is donated to support the NPS’s “Open OutDoors for Kids” initiative).  
    Checks or PayPal are accepted as payment and must be received 7 days prior to the workshop.
  • What is supplied:  Waterproof point-and-shoot cameras & art/creative writing supplies
  • What to bring:  Laptop with photo viewing software, memory stick, notebook/pens, layers/raingear,
    & sack lunch
  • Questions and/or Sign-Up:  Please call or email Shari at (828) 963-0224 or

Shari Galiardi, Nature Photographer & Environmental Educator, offers half-day workshops for middle school children.  Your kids will learn to take beautiful photographs, explore basic scientific identification, and leave with a creative story or poem involving at least one of the images they have captured.