Middle school students enjoy arts education outside the classroom


Several Randolph County middle school students spent Wednesday outside the classroom for a unique educational experience.  

ArtsBank, in collaboration with the Clay Center and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, hosted seventh-grade students from Elkins Middle School for a day of outdoor arts and science education.  Students were divided into groups to explore and learn more at the Fox Forest Wildlife Management Area.

“It allows the students to, kind of, engage in the educational process differently through activities and through project-based learning rather than the traditional classroom setting,” said ArtsBank Teaching Artist Kylie Proudfoot-Payne.

Since 2012, the Arts and Earth program by ArtsBank takes students out of the classroom to learn earth science and art curriculum with all their senses.

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