DecadesOut to Join Celebrate Earth Week! at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
April 1, 2014
DecadesOut, a New York-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression, is happy to be joining the Celebrate Earth Week! lineup at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, April 18-25, 2014.
Partnering with Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP), DecadesOut is putting together an exciting program for Saturday, April, 19th. Events will include: a sneak peek at the outcome from the recently-launched Metropolis Filmmakers program (http://www.decadesout.org/index.php/projects-programs/metropolis-filmmakers), which teaches young children the art of 16mm filmmaking; an interactive workshop for children; and Bloomington, NY-based shadow/video artists Cave Dogs will present a live performance as well as assist in the workshop.
DecadesOut is honored to join the Brooklyn Children’s Museum during this special week. This participation marks one step in its 2014Systems Festival, which also includes the Third Annual Science of Horror Film Festival, the Launch Pad Theatre Development Series, and the Documentary Film Lab. Events throughout the season will present work developed by and along with DecadesOut from visual artists, scientists, filmmakers, technologists, theatre artists, musical entertainers with panel discussions, exhibitions and live performance. This is one of the numerous events highlighting the interactions between scientists and artists in the works, including those with an educational focus in coordination with NY local schools.
DecadesOut (www.decadesout.org), a nonprofit organization founded in 2009, takes its name from the inspiring words of President John F. Kennedy, who in 1961 said “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” The organization creates and promotes works that raise public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression. The group develops and produces works of fiction and nonfiction in film, theatre, visual arts and multimedia that look to transform the discourse between science and society through an artistic platform, and helps artists inspired by science to share their perceptions and explore socially relevant issues that speak to our existence.
About Brooklyn Children’s Museum:
A pioneer in education, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (http://www.brooklynkids.org/) was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. Its success has sparked the creation of 300 children’s museums around the world. With award-winning, hands-on exhibits and innovative use of its collections, the Museum engages children from pre-school to high school in learning adventures. It is the only children’s museum in New York City, and one of few in the country, to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.
The mission of Brooklyn Children’s Museum is to actively engage children in educational and entertaining experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, programs, and use of its collection. The Museum encourages children to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, others and the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science, and the environment.
The Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for partnerships in Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC to create a joint model of climate change education for use in their cities and other cities across the country; a model that engages city (or urban) audiences in community-wide (or systems-level) issues related to climate change via local partnerships.
CUSP (http://www.cuspproject.org/) is comprised of a network of informal educators, climate scientists, learning scientists and local community organizations across four cities, dedicated to improving local understanding of and engagement with climate change science.