Why celebrate Earth Day on just one day of the year? Incorporate the arts to celebrate our planet all year long.
Engage a trio of musicians from the acclaimed 7 Miles Isle to perform a concert of music from instruments made entirely from recycled materials. Students will create music and learn that re-purposing items from a junkyard can help save the planet.
Invite Hal Walker to your school. Hal uses everyday materials to shape sound and experience how sound travels. Students experiment with making music out of just about anything, as they’re challenged to become scientists out of sound.
Recycled materials also benefit the world of visual arts.
Bring Wendy Mahon or Kristen Cliffel, for example, to your school so students can utilize recycled materials to create stunning works of art. Create masks, ceramic pieces, and murals, made all the more beautiful due to the unique materials students use to create them.
And speaking of murals…students of all ages can work to design and create a mural to beautify any space! The design and images for the mural may be based on whatever classroom connection you’d like to emphasize, and utilizing recycled materials from the community can help your mural become even more meaningful.
How do you celebrate Earth Day all year long? We’d love to hear from you!