For five years Artist Boat has been providing hands-on educational experiences combining the disciplines of art and science to explore coastal habitats through the Eco-Art Workshop and Adventure via kayak and vessel. Through a 3-year, $300,000 grant provided by NOAA B-Wet, we hope to expand our programming to reach more students in Houston/Galveston, and the Coastal Bend areas of Texas. We have also expanded to areas of Louisiana.
Our integrated curriculum fuses art, science, and math to not only increase TAKS scores, but also develop keen observation and higher-level critical thinking skills in students. In addition, we hope to assist students in gaining an appreciation of our natural environment! Our time spent in nature takes students beyond the classroom to engage the senses and imagination. We hope to continue providing students with an experience that widens the lens through which they see the world and also create memories that they will carry for a lifetime.
We look forward to working with you and your school and hope to create a partnership that will endure for years to come. Your participation will assist us in reaching our goal and mission to promote awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts.