I’m thrilled to be involved in a conference on April 13th (7pm at 10 Carden) exploring strategies for integrating creative arts with environmental and sustainability education. The arts have always been inspired by nature, and all of us know how much the experience of being in nature can open up our senses and our creativity. I’ve also seen throughout our program the power of visual arts (such as photography) to change people’s perspective of the world, opening their eyes to things that they might normally pass by. Arts education can also enhance young people’s engagement in learning, giving those visual and kinesthetic learners hands-on, creative experiences that deepen their learning. The final bonus? The arts, and especially photography, can be a fantastic tool for young people to communicate their view of the world, and to share that with their peers and broader communities. Great to see all those benefits recognized in this conference!