As always Kaleidoscope Place will be open this summer for our “Summer Kids” program. Registration materials can be found under the “Register for a Program” tab on the top menu bar, and details for Summer Kids can be found under the “About our Programs” tab which is also on the top menu bar. Spots fill fast so be sure to fill out and turn in your registration soon before it fills up!
Kaleidoscope’s “MASTER RECYCLERS” film underway! A special thank you to ArtScraps and Patience Caso!
As you may already know Kaleidoscope Place and its students have been learning more and more about the recycling and renewable resources. To start 2015 with a bang Kaleidoscope Place has decided to create a student made video documenting all they have learned. Each and every student has found a role in the film whether it be a news anchor, field reporter, talk show host, dancer, or even a member of the camera and film crew! So far Kaleidoscope students have taken a field trip to ArtScraps, a craft store in located in St. Paul. ArtScraps is an innovative concept that combines waste management with art making! In a unique partnership with businesses and manufacturers, ArtScraps collects scraps, overstock, factory rejects, and other items normally destined for the landfill. ArtScraps makes these products available to teachers, parents, artists, scout leaders, day care providers – anyone working with children or interested in reducing waste through reuse of discard able materials. Kaleidoscope students received a tour of the store and got the chance to make their own keepsake boxes out of recycled and reusable materials!
Patience Caso from Hennepin County also paid Kaleidoscope Place a visit this week to follow up on any questions Kaleidoscope students regarding recycling. As the camera rolled our students got a chance to run a formal interview revealing even more fascinating insight into the world of recycling and how Hennepin County is a leader in the recycling and reuse movement! Lastly Kaleidoscope students interviewed fellow students and staff at the schools they attend to record and report the percentage of people that recycle in their community. Next week is the last week of filming with a premiere scheduled for a date in early February! Stay Tuned!