Grants in Action

“Invertebrates in Schools” is a grant awarded to Gay Roselle for her 6th graders to study the health of Shinglemill Creek, on Vashon Island. By working with expert scientists and learning about the macroinvertebrates as Biological Indicators of the health of Shinglemill Creek, the students act as real scientists by being part of an ongoing local ecological study. Thank you to the great video by Peter Serko!

Invertebrates in Schools McMurray Middle School from Peter Serko on Vimeo.

 

Vashon Artists in Schools is a partnership between Vashon Allied Arts and Vashon Island School District that stimulates, supports and enhances K-12 Arts Education through Artist-Teacher collaborations. Vashon Artists in Schools has received grant funding from multiple organizations, including Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) for many years.

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The 2012 grant “Playground Map” was used to repaint the U.S. map at Chautauqua Elementary School, bringing geography to life.

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2012 Vashon Artists in Schools—Chautauqua multi-age students and teachers partnered with artist Ela Lamblin in a residency connecting principles of physical science with art and design.

2012 Vashon Artists in Schools—Nature Journals: McMurray Middle School residency with artist Sandra Noel and teacher Gay Roselle, in which students practiced drawing from nature

2012 Vashon Artists in Schools—Nature Journals: McMurray Middle School residency with artist Sandra Noel and teacher Gay Roselle, in which students practiced drawing from nature

2012 Vashon Artists in Schools—A residency at Vashon High School visual art classes with photographer Ray Pfortner, partnering with teacher Terry Swift

2012 Vashon Artists in Schools—A residency at Vashon High School visual art classes with photographer Ray Pfortner, partnering with teacher Terry Swift