Our year-round EcoArts environmental and art education program, provides artistic, cultural, and environmental programming in SW Seattle. EcoArts programming includes summer and school break camp classes, after-school classes, and outdoor classes. EcoArts is a unique model for arts-based environmental education; classes take place both indoors in art lessons and outdoors in the forest. Lessons are inspired by, made from, or created in nature. Our curriculum is designed to increase students' artistic skill, advance environmental awareness, foster positive identity, and increase social competence. EcoArts helps youth explore and connect to their natural environment and their creativity.
FUSION SPRING NATURE CAMP
The combination of Art, Nature, and Neighborhood play a big role in our annual EcoArts Fusion Spring Nature Camp at Camp Long. Local youth from Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) High Point housing site, ranging from ages 7 to 12, joined DNDA during their spring break to enjoy a memorable weekend outdoors, creating nature-inspired works of art and connecting with our local environment.