theNate — Giving Tuesday
Support our outdoor laboratory
of learning! Outdoors@theNate is an interactive hands-on learning experience
that engages students in activities touching on S.T.E.A.M. principles; Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students collaborate with one another
to come up with solutions to problems, think critically, and be active. The
Nate presents a rich alternative learning space and offers lessons on things
like proportion, scale, creativity, and more. Students receive activity sheets,
and teachers receive a Natebook to accompany this innovative program designed
to attract elementary through early high school classes. Tours may be
customized to meet individual group needs.
Add some SPEED to our
efforts to make public art accessible to children with disabilities!
Did you know that children with
disabilities have limited opportunities to participate in community activities
like visiting museums and parks because of how they are designed? Sometimes the
design of the building, uneven land terrain, and social support within a
community can act as barriers to these young students.GSU Occupational Therapy
Students collaborated with the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park staff to make it
possible for 65 students from SPEED S.E.J.A # 802 (Special Education Joint
Agreement to visit the park. SPEED S.E.J.A is a Cooperative of fifteen school
districts that was formed to provide specialized instruction and related
services to students with disabilities along with service, support and
information to parents, the community, and fellow educators.
Students conducted an
evaluation of the Sculpture Park to identify the enablers (supports) and
barriers that exist within the environment and identified solutions to adapt
the environment including creating an accessible map for children to follow,
developing Sculpture Park related social stories, making headphones and sun
glasses available for students, should they experience sensory processing
related issues during the event.
Help The Nathan Manilow
Sculpture Park add some more SPEED to this great initiative by donating!
each group’s experience accessible costs over $1500.
of House Divided
who is familiar with the Illinois weather—the polar vortex winters, blazing hot
summers, and everything in between—will understand that anything left out in
that weather really takes a beating. The masterworks in our collection are made
to last, but conservation, restoration, and maintenance is still an ongoing
part of our role as stewards of the collection. Help the Park repair the
concrete and paint Bruce Nauman’s House Divided.
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