R.E.A.C.H.S. Art Residency
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
SKB supports Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm’s REACHES Program, an outreach program providing educational and art experiences for elementary students.
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm is a nature preserve near Dayton Ohio with a tradition of providing hands-on nature education and experiences for young students. The Aullwood REACHES program features artist, musician and naturalist Chris Rowlands. Chris creatively blends music, art, comedy and education to teach and inspire the young students.
The students learn natural history through hands-on and field experiences visiting and exploring Aullwood. Chris then follows up with a week of classroom activities and instruction to teach and inspire the students as young naturalists and artists.
Culminating their experience with REACHES the students complete a large mural integrating what they have learned about nature, science and art. The mural is permanently hung in the school to inspire both parents and students.
SKB makes a significant contribution to provide the award winning experience of the REACHES Program to approximately four hundred elementary students.