WILD About Art

     WILD About Art is an education workshop for teachers, Project WILD facilitators, environmental educators, or anyone that works with youth. The workshop will be held June 1-2, 2005 at Bismarck Art & Galleries Association with field trips to local natural areas. Teachers completing this course will have a basis for teaching ecological concepts and environmental stewardship to their students through the visual arts using Project WILD materials.
     Project WILD is a multidisciplinary curriculum using environmental education as their vector. Each activity teaches concepts in math, science, social studies, language arts, physical education and art. The activities are interactive and fun while being educationally sound.
     The workshop will be fun and fast paced with many hands-on activities educators can use in their classrooms, discussion of classroom and curriculum integration, and identification of local resources. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with different visual arts media including clay,  pastel, and colored pencil. No previous art experience is necessary or required for this workshop.
     Instructors for the workshop are Sherry Niesar who has been a Project WILD educators with the North Dakota Game & Fish Department for 20 years and Paul Noot who teaches visual arts at Bismarck High School, Sleepy Hollow Summer Arts program and Theo Art School.
     The cost of the workshop is $10 for registration and graduate credit is available through the University of North Dakota for an additional $50. For more information on the workshop or registration materials please contact Sherry Niesar, Program Director at Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, 701-223-5986 or email baga@btinet.net.