Stella’s Whale Migration Program Teaches Students About Environmental Issues At Waters Edge Elementary
Stella’s Whale Migration amazing art, science, and health program from Harbor Branch Oceanographic, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Blue, Kids Eat Right, YMCA, and the Wyland Foundation will be traveling to schools across the state in October and November.
Only 30 schools are selected in the state of Florida and among them is Waters Edge Elementary in Boca Raton. The initiative will start on October 17, 2012.
The initiative will give students across the state the opportunity to help Stella, a 50 square foot painting of a baby right whale, migrate from the Florida Keys to the right whale festival in Jacksonville. The Stella campaign is more than just art. It brings together teacher lessons, multi-media presentations, mobile exhibits, and an exciting collaborative initiative to teach students about setting goals for better academic performance, better personal health, and a healthier environment.
The campaign includes: 1) Statewide Art contest, 2) Free Classroom activities and teacher lesson plans, 3) A free hour long multi-media assembly presentation from Harbor Branch, 4) Oceanographic pre-vet students and a registered dietician, with specialized instruction about nutrition, conservation, and setting goals, 5) Photo opportunity with Stella for campaign web site, 6) Visit from the Stella tour Prius Hybrid migration car.
See the full campaign web site at: http://www.wylandfoundation.org/community.php?subsection=stellas_migration