May 6 Workshop Explores Environmental Literacy Through the Arts

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Educators can explore innovative ways to use the arts to teach, document and celebrate environmental literacy in and out of school during a daylong professional development workshop on Monday, May 6, at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley.
The workshop is the first stage of a project designed by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, and funded in part by a grant from New England Environmental Educators Association and the EPA.
The workshop is designed for K-12 educators, including classroom, environmental and science teachers, administrators and arts specialists; staff and volunteers of environmental organizations, out-of-school and after-school programs, libraries and other community organizations; and parents, artists and interested community members.
The workshop includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and introduces a template for organizing arts activities, environmental experiences and Common Core Standards.
Presenters include Cynthia Robinson, teaching eco artist; Lori Jean Kinsey, Education Director, Tin Mountain Conservation Center; and Leigh Ann Reynolds, Education Coordinator, The Rey Center.
Professional development credits are available. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register online at, or call (603)323-7302 for more information.