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Culture for All Podcast Episode 3: Arts In and Out of the Classroom

Jul 8, 2019

The value of arts, science and history in the classroom is important to creating critical thinkers and problem solvers best able to meet the challenges of today. In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the need for additional programming is particularly critical.



In this episode of the Culture For All podcast, we'll take you into classrooms around the county to let you hear how arts programming is serving our children every day. 

We'll listen to the work being done by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and their Project Harmony initiative. Arts & Science Council VP of Education Barbara Ann Temple tells us about the importance of arts in the classroom. You'll hear how Troy Kryzalka, better known as the Number Drummer, uses drumming and music to teach math. Carolina Raptor Center's Kate Shaner will show a class of elementary school kids exotic raptors for the first time. Finally, we'll sit in on one of DigiBridge's STEAM Saturdays and see how founder David Jessup is working to bridge the digital divide.

Host Mary C. Curtis, a Mecklenburg County resident and personality, leads you through this look at arts and culture in and out of the classroom.

This podcast was produced by the Arts & Science Council and GohJo Studios. Original Music by Harvey Cummings.