Woodlands Elementary School Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s A.C.E. Program with 6th graders October-November, 2014

Artistic Director Betty Salamun annually works with Woodlands middle school students in eco-arts residencies. This year, Woodlands revised the 2006 production History’s Lessons + Today’s Decision = Peaceful Tomorrows. Betty Salamun created a series of dances for 8 youth to sonnets written by their classmates exploring the 7 educational principals of Woodlands curriculum: trustworthiness, caring, respect, citizenship, responsibility, creativity and fairness.

Arts @ Large Residency at Milwaukee Environmental Sciences School November 8-December 19, 2013 and January 14-17, 2014

Artist-educator Betty Salamun and Milwaukee Environmental
Sciences School teacher Melissa Howard used the Urban Land
Ethic to create a performance program for the unique needs of Melissa’s first grade classroom.

Students learned about how to:
Make the Invisible Visible, and, Understand How Nature Sustains Life through the water cycle of precipitation, percolation and evaporation.

Students explored energy differences, such as flowing circular clouds and jagged fast lightning, frozen snowflake shapes and fluid snow angels.

Students presented their WATER CYCLE DANCE for MES students on Thursday January 16, 2013; AND, at the Arts @ Large Gallery 908 S 5th Street, Milwaukee for Gallery Night Friday January 17, 2014 at 6:00pm.