Habitats, Inhabitants, and Conditions: Exploring Ecosystems through Movement
This workshop is designed for teachers of grades 2-6. In Louisiana, our entire coastline can be considered endangered wetlands. What are the threats to the environment in your area? This workshop can be adapted for the environment in your area or can be a survey of all types of environments/ecosystems. We begin with a warm-up that explores the elements of dance while exploring various types of water. Next, we will learn some facts about ecosystems and about what threatens those environments (both man made and natural) while learning a basic format for choreography. Near the end of the workshop we will take all this new information and our knowledge of the environment and synthesize it in the creation of an environmental performance piece.