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Doing: Exploring the Lost Streams of Vancouver Through Eco-Art

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Abstract

“Doing” is a (re)storying and recounting of a yearlong action research project undertaken with a Grade 4/5/6 class in order to inquire, learn, and teach Environmental Education (EE) through the creation of an eco-art installation around the Lost Streams of Vancouver. Using the figuration of the salmon, the author attempted to (re)imagine education as a process of metamorphosis in which diverse bodies and beings grow and adapt to new environments, a collective becoming with. Exploring and creating various eco-art projects throughout the year provided openings for other stories and otherworldly conversations, opening up the formal curricula to practices of experimentation, collaboration, patience, and to discovering the creative agential world outside the classroom.

Keywords

Eco-art Salmon Currere Lost streams Environmental education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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