Climb Out
Climb Out flickr photo by MTSOfan shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

There’s a famous, and maybe overused at this point in many classrooms, composition by rapper Tupac Shakur – The Rose That Grew From Concrete – about perseverance against the odds. While the lyrical words of the song are metaphorical and powerful, it’s also true that in the real world, many plants find a way to push their way through concrete and cracks in the pavement. There’s a relentless aspect to Nature that one has to admire.

For today’s Daily Create, either share a photograph of this magic happening near you (a weed, flower, tree, plant poking up through barriers on the ground) or sketch a drawing of this happening. Be as imaginative as you need to be.

This October, join the National Writing Project and the National Park Service for a STEAM-powered Write Out 2022. Organized as a public invitation to get out and create, supported by a series of free online activities, Write Out invites educators, students, and families to explore national parks and other public spaces. The goal is to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing. Learn more and sign up:

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