Art in Your Park
Art in Your Park is a creative arts program for children ages 3-13, which takes place in either the parks or libraries in Perham and New York Mills during the months of June, July and August. The June theme was “Critters” and included a visit by Jim Gerholdt, renowned Minnesota Herpetologist, who brought Minnesota’s protected species and other wiggly creatures to the Perham Public Library and NYM Lund Park.
Event Dates and Locations:
June 7 – June 16 Perham Public Library and New York Mills Lund Park
There were 2 story times,
9 craft times,
2 Jim Gerholdt presentations and
1 movie presentation held as part of this program.
A total of 175 children participated in all of the events combined.
ISD #533 furnished space in their Community Education/Summer Enrichment brochure, as well as allowing participation in their evening sign-up program for families. NYM RCC provided lodging for Jim Gerholdt.
Measurable Outcomes May be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, post-test;End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status
Children were questioned audibly as a group after the appropriate events. The survey indicated that they did indeed have a new appreciation for snakes, and thought they could identify poisonous snakes that live outside the region. They also came up with many ideas of how they could produce art projects made from re-cycled materials. (knowledge, behavior, attitude, skills)