Ripple Effects: Youth Interactive Workshops

´╗┐ ´╗┐Exploring global warming and the effects on stormwater and on nature.

Pop-Up Exhibition, Kids Classes & Workshops

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 12 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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FREE - Please call or email to register


505 West 4th St. Bloomington, IN


Heartland Community Reconciliation Center


Youth workshops will provide an opportunity for kids to use stencils and spray paint to express their thoughts about global warming and the effects on stormwater and on nature on the sidewalks of downtown Bloomington.

The workshop will begin with looking at the artwork on the topic of global warming on exhibit at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, and then looking at real live crawfish from local streams and learn-ing about how crawfish are indicators of water quality.

Lead facilitator, Kriste Lindberg, Stormwater Education Specialist for the City of Bloomington Utilities, together with Karen Danielson McRae and Gail Bray will talk with youth participants about how global warming is impacting stormwater locally and globally, and endangering some of our favorite species of land and water creatures.

There will be two Interactive Educational Youth Workshops (max 12 participants per workshop). Ages 9 through 16 are encouraged to attend, and must be accompanied with a parent or guardian, who can sign a waiver and observe the workshop.

Wednesday, October 12, from 3:30- 4:45pm
Wednesday, October 19, from 3:30- 4:45pm
REGISTER by contacting Dena Hawes at (703)-819-5103 or via email

Meet at the FAR Center for the Contemporary Arts: 505 W 4th Street, Bloomington, IN

About the Exhibition & Artists:

Dena Hawes and David J Emerson Young offer very different approaches to addressing global warming, yet both honor the beauty of the earth as a source of inspiration. Their exhibition addresses issues of global warming, climate change, and the beauty of nature with seriousness, sincerity, and occasional humor.

On View: Oct 11 - Oct 20
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 14th 4pm - 7pm

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