FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SHREVEPORT, La., June 10, 2015—The Rainforest Art Foundation introduces the new Biology & Art Exploration Program (BAEP) debuting this summer. BAEP will take place from 9 am – 12 pm every Thursday in July beginning July 9th. The programming for this summer is designed for children ages 3-10, but all ages are welcome. BAEP will take place in the Young Artist Gallery at RAF at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. Parent or guardian required to be with child at all times. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free with a suggested $10 donation per family to benefit BAEP.
BAEP is a hands on program designed by Rebekah White to help children learn art and science in a fun environment while making connections between the creative and analytical sides of their brains. The theme for July 9 is Butterflies & Blending. The theme for July 16 is Animals & Abstraction. PEP, a local non-profit group that deals with pet education for kids, will be there for this day with different animals for the kids to learn about. The theme for July 23 is Camouflage & Composition, and the theme for July 30 is Plants & Perspective. Various stations will be set up including an activity paired with a lesson.
The focus of these themes is to help kids better understand concepts of art and biology by teaching these subjects together while using an array of different examples, games, and art projects. BAEP is an ever-evolving project that will be adapted into fieldtrips and other future programming.
The Rainforest Art Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission to increase appreciation of nature through art. For more information regarding the Biology & Art Exploration Program and to RSVP please visit the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/1578316372456357/.