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Georgia River of Words Traveling Art & Poetry Exhibition
Date Tuesday August 27, 2013
Time9:00 AM  - 9:00 PM
Contact Headquarters Library;770 473 3850
hqinfo@claytonpl.org
Additional Information http://www.claytonpl.org/branches/headquarters.cfm
Description

Display is located in public area of library in between circulation and information desks.

River of Words, an international environmental poetry and art project open to students ages 5-19, is designed to nurture respect and understanding of the natural world. Students learn their "ecological address" by honing their observation skills and describing through poetry and art, their "place in space."

In Georgia, River of Words is coordinated by the Georgia Center for the Book and Georgia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). Winners are recognized at an awards ceremony and their work is included in the Georgia River of Words Exhibition, which travels to schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, parks and public buildings. Free teacher's guides are available from Georgia Project WET.

Don't miss this traveling exhibition which will only be in our Headquarters Library for a week, before leaving the county.

Click here for more information about Georgia Project Wet. For information about this year's River of Words winners go to: 2013 River of Words Winners.  Click here for entrance information for 2014 contest:River of Words 2014 Contest and here for the actual application: 2014 Contest. Contest is open to students ages 5-19.

Note that the library will close at 6 p. m. on Friday, August 23 and at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 24.


 2014 Art & Poetry Contest

River of Words was founded to give new life to the teaching of art and poetry through watershed exploration. Our innovative Watershed Explorer Educator’s Guide brings together sketching and botany, nature journaling and poetry writing. Students who participate are encouraged to submit their work to our free international art and poetry contest, held annually since 1995 in conjunction with the Center of the Book in the Library of Congress. - See more at: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/center-for-environmental-literacy/art-poetry-contest#sthash.HyJOufx7.dpuf