ACHF Arts Access
I will partner with Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventure to develop and implement a model for integrating art into environmental and scientific learning opportunities about water. I will evaluate the outcome in partnership with David Wiggins, the National Park Service coordinator for Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventure who will not only provide feedback of the model I develop, but who will be able to point to ways in which it could be integrated into future Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventure programming. 2: Engagement will provide metro area youth opportunities for self-expression and to see their work become a part of a public piece of art. Evaluation will be in the form of critiques from mentors and partners in progress and once complete. I consider engagement a success when the partners and community is able to take pride and ownership over the final installation and public display.
I was able to work with instructors from Wilderness Inquiry to participate in experiential science learning by going out onto canoes with groups of kids and watching how science (data collection and analysis of water systems) was integrated into a recreational activity. I was able to then incorporate an art reflection time into the Wilderness Inquiry curriculum in the school later in the summer. 2: The kids that I worked with were able to take time to reflect on their water experiences through a visual exercise that I prepared. They articulated a memory or a story in visual form on a canoe template that I provided. Those stories were then transferred onto porcelain boats.
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