Artist Boat

This curriculum is currently in development for use by teachers accessing the 22-acre Bolivar Habitat Preserve at the newly built Crenshaw Elementary School on Bolivar Peninsula.  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) National Institute for Environmental Health and Science/Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine is providing the funding for the project.  The purpose and goal for the curriculum is twofold.  First, this guide will be used to inspire enthusiastic teaching and learning by “ taking it outside” through the sciences and the arts.  The Bolivar Habitat Preserve is a unique adjoining extension to the Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School’s science wing.  Secondly, this guide will provide an integrative approach for the many diverse teaching and learning styles in order to creatively and effectively pursue field investigation and interpretation of the dune/swale complex making up the 22-acre living classroom.  This curriculum is currently in progress. It will be completed by December 2007