Students in Stevens Point are getting up close and personal with Mother Nature.
An internationally acclaimed environmental sculptor is working with roughly 100 UW- Stevens Point students to create a work of art.
The sculpture, made entirely of maple, willow and dogwood saplings is still in the beginning stages. Students say it will take about three weeks to build. Throughout this experience, students will work closely with acclaimed Sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Dougherty has been all over the world building environmental sculptures.
Professors at UW-Stevens Point say it's a great opportunity for hands on learning.
"We thought what a great way to bring our disciplines together and give the students an opportunity to work with an artist who has so much experience as well as learn about ecology, learn about gathering trees and have our CNR students come and work with us as well," Professor Kristin Thielking said.
There will be a reception to unveil the finished sculpture on Thursday April 18th. Everyone is welcomed to attend.