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Integrated Arts Marine Debris Workshop for Teachers 4:30-7:30

*This workshop is currently full, waitlist only. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please complete this online form.*

Art Explorium is pleased to announce its partnership with Washed Ashore, an environmental sustainability and arts integration nonprofit based in Oregon. Washed Ashore Education Director Patrick Chandler will be providing a workshop for K-5 teachers on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Art Explorium. Patrick has ten years’ experience working in and developing environmental education, stewardship, and science programs. In his role with Washed Ashore, Patrick focuses on how to use the language of the arts to communicate about marine debris. Prior to joining the Washed Ashore team, he spent five years in Alaska, where he taught biology for Kenai Peninsula College, served as the International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator for Alaska, and worked as the special programs coordinator for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

The workshop will introduce Washed Ashore’s Integrated Arts Marine Debris Curriculum to educators so that they can bring these lessons back to their own classrooms. The curriculum is a twelve lesson unit (created with sponsorship from NOAA) designed for elementary school students. However, activities can also stand alone or be modified to suit the needs of students at varying grade levels. The curriculum provides a unique approach to teaching about science through the arts and offers innovative ways to discuss issues of marine debris and plastic pollution.

The cost to attend this workshop is $10, which includes dinner. This workshop is full but if you would like to be added to the waitlist please complete this form.
Funding for this workshop has been provided by the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, founded by Jack and Kim Johnson to support environmental, art, and music education now and into the future.