About the Stream of Dreams program
Eco-Education with a focus on local watersheds, streams, rivers and the ocean.
Stream of Dreams is a whole school eco-education program that educates communities about their local watershed, rivers and streams, encourages behavioural change to conserve and protect water, empowers youth to make a positive environmental impact, and creates a community art legacy by and for the whole community. It’s science; it’s art. It’s serious and it’s fun!
The science workshops address these questions;
Where is your local stream?
Where does the water in the steam come from?
How do stormdrains work?
Where do your household drains lead?
Where does your drinking water come from?
What can we do to protect salmon and water?
What is the life cycle of the pacific salmon (West coast only)
Community Art Legacy that supports watershed protection.
After learning about their local watershed the class is directed to a room that has been transformed into an artroom by the Stream of Dreams team. Students are given simple instructions about how to work with the paint and asked to close their eyes and hear the Dream.
Imagine yourself in a forest, the trees are tall and their branches are wide. The ground is so soft that you can tippy toe up to a deer and touch it on its tail. You see a creek, the water is clear and clean, you can see a fish swimming, maybe it's your Dreamfish?
When you're in the forest you feel like your not alone, because you are never alone in the forest; it’s the home of the four-legged ones, the winged ones and the small creatures that crawl under the leaves.
A coyote is drinking water from the creek; she heard you and looks up. You are looking at the coyote and the coyote is looking at you. At the top of the trees the crows are cawing, can we caw like crows? An eagle circles around a gust of wind comes, it begins to rain, and it is the perfect time to paint a Dreamfish.