ICE and the Office of Sustainability are pleased to announce the recipient of a Sustainability + Arts Grants in conjunction with the 2015-2016 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. The selected project addresses priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. The project was chosen based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, interdisciplinary and creative potential, and available funding.
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Making and the Theatre: A Theatre for young audiences event encouraging sustainability, creativity, and innovation
The Children’s Theatre Troupe student organization will create a model of performance and hands-on creative activities to inspire and empower future generations of stewards and problem solvers.
The Children’s Theatre Troupe seeks to write and produce an original Theatre for Young Audiences play that fosters sustainability, creativity, and innovation. This two-fold event will include a student performance followed by a makerspace for the family audience. The makerspace will be an open time for children and parents alike to build and invent with found materials to solve problems similar to the characters in the play. In working closely with students and faculty in the Learning Design and Technology program, the post-show makerspace will involve the audience in hands-on challenges. In addition, audience members will own a piece of the event in the form of take-home packets. These packets will define the Georgia and National education standards met in their evening, introduce books, and include at-home challenges. Continuing with the sustainability theme, we plan to use many found and recycled objects in our costuming, sets, and properties.
Principal Student Investigator: Kelsey Brown, College of Education Communication Sciences and Disorders/ Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Theatre/ Learning Design and Technology Certificate Program/ May 2017