HarborArts Outdoor Exhibition of Large-scale Artwork

Come discover art at industrial site of Boston Harbor Shipyard on Boston HarborWalk.  Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 12, 2-5pm. Open House during Common Boston Festival on Saturday, June 19, 11am-5pm

The HarborArts Outdoor Gallery at the 14-acre Boston Harbor Shipyard at 256 Marginal Street in East Boston invites the public to take a stroll through this working shipyard for a walking tour of the first international outdoor exhibition of large-scale 2D and 3D artworks by over 25 artists from three continents, including works by renown and emerging sculptors from the region. The Opening Celebration with the artists and information tables by environmental organizations is scheduled on Saturday, June 12th from 2 to 5pm. Refreshments will be available.

HarborArts is a global community bringing people together to champion the vital role our oceans, waterways and harbors play in the future of our planet. HarborArts employs the arts to raise awareness for issues affecting our water resources. HarborArts is featuring the Massachusetts Ocean Coalition and information about the member organizations, highlighting their important environmental work on the Massachusetts Ocean Plan. The Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is project consultant.

For more information about the HarborArts Outdoor Gallery and to obtain photos of the art installations, please contact Lit Andersen, HarborArts Director of Communication at 914 417-7300 or lit@harborarts.net, or Christina Lanzl of UrbanArts at christina.lanzl@massart.edu or 617 879- 7973, or visit www.harborarts.net.

Long Island Sound Study New Website

The Long Island Sound Study has a new website.  Now it’s easier to find ways to incorporate Long Island Sound into your curriculum and classroom. There’s a new section for Educators (http://longislandsoundstudy.net/get-involved/teaching-resources/) under the “Get Involved” section.

Casco Bay Curriculum for Teachers

Friends of Casco Bay developed the “place-based” Casco Bay Curriculum to help 4th through 6th grade teachers incorporate locally-focused environmental education into their classrooms. Our goal is to instill an ethic of stewardship in our youth, by helping them understand the immediate marine world around them through the use of hands-on science, inquiry activities, and actual data.

Most children will not be able to travel to rain forests or to the Arctic, but our communities’ students can experience Casco Bay first-hand.  We seek to promote understanding about issues facing our community, demonstrate why these issues are important, and offer ideas on how they can be resolved.

The objectives of the Casco Bay Curriculum are to:
Provide teachers with up-to-date information about the health of Casco Bay;
Inform students about citizen actions that can protect the environment;
Foster a sense of stewardship for the Bay, the watershed and the environment; and,
Demonstrate how environmental issues facing our communities can be resolved.

Learn more at the Friends of Casco Bay website.