Woodlands Elementary School Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s A.C.E. Program with 6th graders

Artistic Director Betty Salamun annually works with Woodlands middle school students in eco-arts residencies. Retiring science teacher Carol Double suggested a dance linking the school’s Adopt-A-Beach program and illustrating the beauty of Lake Michigan. In 2013, 15 boys and girls learned a section of Betty’s dance “What I know about Lake Michigan” (from Wade in the Water: The 70% Solution concert) about the origins of Lake Michigan (glaciers) and how the currents in the Lake keep a drop of water in the Lake for about 99 years. “What I know about Lake Michigan” was performed at the last all school assembly on May 21, and dedicated to Carol Double. (April-May, 2012).