Redwood Prep Students Create Art Through Ecosystems

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 9:29 a.m. /


Fifth and sixth grade students at Redwood Preparatory Charter School in Fortuna learned about old growth redwood forests and the creatures that depend on them while creating public art exhibits through the Ecology & Art Education Program, Our Coastal Redwoods.


This five-day long program, supported by Save the Redwoods League, the Mel and Grace McLean Foundation and The Footprint Fund, a fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation, included field trips to Pamplin Grove County Park, Grizzly Creek State Park and the City of Arcata Community Forest.

During the week-long program, Redwood Prep visited ecology stations and took art lessons. All art exhibits will be on display on the evening of June 5th for one month at Hoppy’s Frozen Yogurt in Fortuna and the McLean Foundation.

The Ecology and Art Education Program is one component of a DreamMaker program of The Ink People, Art & Science for Kids interested in Media & Education (ASK ME), directed by Barbara A. Domanchuk. This program is a week-long outdoor education program featuring lessons on old growth redwood forest watersheds. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/outdoorclasses

They dropped by KHUM to report on their findings. 

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