Arts Based Research
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) - the A hold equal importance to WonderLab in how we investigate and represent our topic of study. The Spring 2018 staff used the Mount Auburn Cemetery to inspire a long term project in which students:
- Engage in citizen science based investigations; pond studies, bird watching, plant inventories & I.D.
- Chose a topic of choice from the cemetery to individual investigate; aquatic habitat & life, trees, flowers, pollinators, and birds
- Develop an art project using a medium of their choice to represent their findings; stop motion, sculpture, musical & dance, painting, etc
Below is an image collage of the process including field research, gallery visits, and multi-day art/dance studio work.