Eco-Actions and Insect Festival Summer School

Eco-Actions and Insect Festival Summer School
@ Sculpture in the Parklands, Boora

19 July to 23 July 2010

Sculpture in the Parklands is hosting a 5-day summer school programme for 7 – 12 year olds from Monday July 19th to Friday July 23 rd 2010. The Heritage Council and Offaly County Council are supporting the programme,
which is celebrating International Year of Biodiversity.

International environmental artist, Brandon Ballengee, will deliver an interactive workshop for 7 to 12 year olds that will explore, discuss and celebrate local biodiversity as well as look at insect and amphibian diversity from around the world. Participants will enjoy a range of activities including creating bog journals, making and using butterfly nets, exploring aquatic micro –fauna of the bogs, creating insect portraits at a human scale, painting insect murals, creating bug sculptures from natural materials, creating a dance for the Insect Festival on the final day and participating in an insect kite making workshop.

Guest artists, Legitimate Bodies Dance Company, will work with the students over the 5-days in preparation for the final day celebration that incorporates the artwork, dance and bog journal data. This programme will provide children with the opportunity to explore their unique landscape as well as create works of art based on their research. This summer school will be informative and fun!

Programme hours are from 10am to 4.00pm daily with snack and lunch breaks. Participants will provide their own food. The programme is limited to 25 participants and the €50 summer school fee will have to be paid with the
application to book a place.

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