- Voices of Nature
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Everyone lives in a watershed, right?
ART has worked with many community groups promoting environmental awareness and action to protect local ecosystems.
Skeena Up Your Watershed! Tour (May 2011) to Hazelton, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Smithers promoted watershed education and stewardship. The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition invited ART to come into the community and enhance their ongoing efforts to engage the public in assisting to conserve one of the greatest watersheds on Earth. They provided seed funding for the project and Encorp Pacific (Canada) stepped up with further financial support, and a promotional campaign to fuel the tour from east to west.
Hi Holly & Kevin,
What an amazing couple weeks!
Ran into some friends that run an expediting company for mining camps. We’ve always butted heads when it comes to opinion on development. They have always been on my case about promoting mining so they could expand their operations. Their three children performed with Muheim School in Smithers and they were so inspired. It was the FIRST time I have ever had a productive conversation with them about development in the north. It was your concert that gave us the common ground to have that conversation. It had a very profound impact on them and they (for the first time) started talking about the pace and scale of development from the perspective of “we only need enough” not “we want it all.” Was really amazing. Thank you for your genuine spirit and ceaseless passion. I have so much admiration for the both of you.
Shannon MacPhail, Executive Director
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition
Fraser Basin Up Your Watershed! Tour (2009-10) to Williams Lake, Surrey and Vancouver. The Cariboo Chilcoten Conservation Alliance coordinated community involvement and schools. Funder was the Fraser Salmon and Watershed Program (now defunct). A new performing duo was trained in delivering Voices of Nature programs in schools, and producing and performing in the culmination concerts. The objective was to have other musicians who can be available locally to work with schools, and produce and perform in Voices of Nature culmination concerts. Musicians who complete ART’s training course, “How to work with 400 kidsand never have to say ‘Be quiet!’ “