The Okanagan proved it has big talent at Friday's Get to Know Celebration event in Kelowna. Grade five student Mia Tibando is one example, pictured here in an interview with Shaw TV. An audience of all ages was treated to an impressive slideshow of 107 local art pieces, along with a beautiful live performance by 16 year old singer songwriter Rachel Layne. Three pairs of limited edition Bushnell Binoculars found proud new owners and five of this year's winning art pieces were auctioned for a pretty penny alongside an original Robert Bateman painting. We can't wait to see what British Columbia's Okanagan Valley shows us next year! Great work guys.
Last weekend contest winners from the eastern United States came together for a celebration at the Prince George Parks complex in Landover, Maryland. Thanks to the help of county-wide arts coordinator, Stuart Seal, roughly 80 contestants got a big pat on the back for getting outdoors and sharing their creative inspiration. Five of the gallery winners were also able to make it to the event and were presented with prizes and certificates. Well done guys - we hope to see more of this fantastic work in next year's contest! Check out the event photos here: http://on.fb.me/1bAxCtS
Earlier this month the Toronto Zoo helped us host a congratulations bash for this year's amazing contest winners! Find out what inspired them to enter the contest here on this TV interview that aired on daytime Toronto this week. Watch here: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=16&gid=122404 Our segment begins at the 2:15 time mark
Check out this fantastic video story that aired on go!Vancouver yesterday. A big thank you to Shaw for profiling these talented young contest winners!
Announcing Explore150! Our new mobile app giving youth new reason to discover Canada’s history Nov. 20, 2013 News
What do you think is among Canada's most important historical, natural, and cultural sites? Is it the Cape Spear Lighthouse, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, or the Gastown Steam Clock? What places are Canadians most proud of, and who can say? Now you can, with #Explore150!
The Disney crew at work with selecting the US and Canadian art and writing winners. Nov. 6, 2013 Contest (US)
The Disney Crew here in Kelowna were hard at work last night selecting the US and Canadian art and writing winners. They sure must have had a tough time. The art and writing entries have been absolutely amazing. The final ones chosen are very deserving indeed! A Big Huge Get To Know Hug goes out to Disney for helping us decide who the winners should be. :) Thank you!
We’re entering the final month of this year’s Get to Know Contest. That’s right… after 25 weeks inviting kids right across Canada and the United States to get outdoors and share their nature-inspired works of art, we only have 4 more weeks to go! So if you’ve been working on a masterpiece all summer or haven’t yet started, hurry up and be sure to get your entries in by November 1st for your chance to win and be celebrated!
This year's Get to Know Contest, ongoing until November 1st, is helping to unite U.S. and Canadian Teachers. The benefits of which are huge, teachers are sharing lessons, activities, and resources for a more transformative learning experience and helping to connect more youth with nature!
The Get to Know Contest is about celebrating each and every participant for getting outdoors and creating works of art inspired by nature. As such, each participant will have their work featured on the contest’s online Gallery and has a chance to win some incredible prizes from our partners. When the contest closes on November 1st however, contest judges will select their top favourite works (in all age brackets) to be published in the national 2014 Get to Know Contest Calendar. Just announced, these winning works will also be put on display in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC!
Are you looking for fun, interactive, and totally unique resources for connecting your students with nature? Want to find cool new ways to use the arts and technology to teach language arts and natural sciences concepts? Looking to connect with other educators across North America? Join us for a Get to Know Webinar this fall!