Student-made poster promoting the annual end-of-semester media and visual arts show. This is an amazing opportunity for students to learn how to curate their own group show and an important event in the Da Vinci year for reconnecting with former Da Vincians.
Nature photography taken in the arboretum by Da Vincians.
A thoughtful Da Vinci hoodie design by Olivia Mater, Da Vinci 2013/2014
One of the highlights of the semester is the incredible feeling and view one achieves from the top of Silver Peak in Killarney Provincial Park.
Immersed in the arboretum, students experience three seasons of natural beauty.
Students take advantage of enrichment experiences with the University's Naturalist Chris Earley. Here they learn to tag Monarchs.
Compost Queen catching snakes to share with the grade fours in the Eco Artists Program!
Out on the water early on Bell Lake in Killarney Provincial Park. Heading out for Silver Peak.
Coming together as a team on the Killarney Provincial Park canoe trip.
Ponds used for catching and identifying pond life during the Eco Artists Program are transformed into skating rinks come winter.
A deep connection with nature goes a long way towards curing "Nature Deficiency Disorder". This connection brings out a deep sense of happiness, harmony, creativity, and inquisitiveness in students.
Quiet early-morning reflection in Killarney Provincial Park. Da Vinci encourages students to take time to reflect on their lives and their connection with the world and to be more positive and intentional in their actions.
Once the team comes together during the Killarney canoe trip, it only grows stronger for the remainder of the semester.
Da Vinci 2014/2015 promotion poster for the end-of-semester art show. 23 Self-portraits. Da Vinci encourages students to take creative risks and pursue self-discovery and expression in an environment of strong trust, support and understanding.
Grade four art for the Eco Artists Program.
Da Vincians learning about dragonflies and other grassland insects from the legendary naturalist Chris Earley.
Da Vincians sing one last song on the last night of the program: the end-of-semester art show.
The view from the Nature Centre in winter.