Barrett Students' Art on Display at new FWS Visitor Center

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 4/6/2015

Exhibit Due to our partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / National Wildlife Refuge System, Barrett was asked to provide art for the new Visitor Center located at 5275 Leesburg Pike in the Skyline area. The first art installation features Monarch Butterflies. After an excellent Monarch presentation in the Discovery Lab by the Fish & Wildlife service, students worked with Mrs. Aiken in the Art Room. Students also created beautiful butterflies in the Discovery Lab that now hang in the Visitor Center. Here is a description from Mrs. Aiken’s Blog:A small group of second & third grade students participated in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) project in collaboration with the National Fish & Wildlife Welcome Center to raise awareness about the diminishing population of the Monarch Butterfly. After hearing experts from the Fish & Wildlife Center present, students conducted their own observations and research about the species. They then planned and designed unique visual art projects inspired by their research. Some chose to explore the life cycle of the butterfly, while others focused on habitat and visual qualities of the butterfly. From drawing and painting, to collage and sculpture, each student executed vastly different visual works to be exhibited at the brand new Arlington F & W Welcome Center beginning in April! View photos of the presentation & projects – Google Earth video Monarch Migration