Each year, AFC creates a special field-trip program of art and environmental education for youth. Let your students "Experience the Art of Conservation" through a full day packed with art and environmental education activities. Activities include an interpretive eco-walk, film, hands-on creative learning component with a leading artist, and First Nations cultural presentation.
As part of this year's Artists for Conservation Festival, we are excited to offer a unique program designed to connect youth with nature through visual arts and build awareness around environmental guardianship. The program features several fun and creative activities (indoors and outdoors) exploring nature and species conservation, with a special focus on importance of understanding being an environmental guardian and how we can minimize our impact. Activities include an interpretive eco-walk, art interpretation, documentary film, First Nations cultural presentation, and a very special hands-on workshop with a leading nature/wildlife artist who will share through their artistic talents along with their understanding and passion for wildlife and habitat conservation. Students will leave with an Environmental Guardian certificate, and finished artwork.
Complete Grouse's pre-registration form.
Upon booking confirmation the teacher will receive an AFC Curriculum package that contains lesson plans and handouts that can be used pre, during and post program to enhance the student's educational experience. These curriculums are grade specific and have been linked directly with the PLO's for the specific grade level they are intended.
The artists workshop consists of a 10-minute slide presentation of photographs and journals from reference-gathering trips, a discussion of issues related to conservation and biodiversity, and a 30-minute hands-on workshop, using a selection of western Canadian wildlife species as subjects.
$29.95 per student + gst. Minimum 15 students.
Lunch is not included but can be pre-ordered at time of booking. A limited number of teachers/adult chaperones will be allowed at no extra cost (depends on student ages and group size).
The Artists for Conservation program is only available from October 3 and 4 and November 21, 22, 23, inclusively, and lasts approximately 5 hours. The program price includes Grouse Mountain Skyride Admission, guest presenters, guides/storytellers, and instructional material. Students and teachers are reminded to dress warmly for mountain or rainy weather conditions and a 1-hr eco-walk outdoors (rain or shine).
Advanced registration required. Space limited. Only 4 classes per day. 3 days only.
Reserve your space now! Complete Grouse's pre-registration form.
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