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The Cummer Museum Community Outreach

Through our mission, we seek to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education, but this does not mean that our activities are limited to within the Museum walls and Gardens. Partnerships exist throughout the community making connections between the Museum and Gardens regardless of geography.

Outreach Programs

Cummer in the Classroom and The Weaver Academy of Art

Cummer in the Classroom and the Weaver Academy of Art are two comprehensive art education programs at The Cummer that serve over 3,000 children (Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grades) and over 200 teachers in nine inner city schools, of which an average of 90% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. This initiative, the largest educational program in the history of The Cummer, provides outreach into the classroom, museum tours, teacher trainings, FREE art classes, classroom resources, Arts and Literacy Assembly at each school, FREE family passes to the Museum, and a scholarship program for Camp Cummer to recognize outstanding participation. Schools participating in the program include:  Annie R. Morgan, Biltmore, Carter G. Woodson, Central Riverside, John Love, St. Clair Evans, St. Pius and Holy Rosary schools.

Sponsors: J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, Dianne T. and Charles E. Rice Family Foundation, EverBank, Target, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., and the City of Jacksonville

 

Ortega Elementary Museum Magnet School

As a Museum Magnet, Ortega Elementary students display their academic learning by creating exhibitions throughout the year. Ortega Elementary school partners with area museums, including The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The Museum’s education department conducts professional development workshops for school faculty and develops curricula for student tours. The Director of Education acts as a consultant to the program.

 

Cummer STEAM at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim Preschool

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Jewish Community Alliance are working together to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) to the early childhood program at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim (Hebrew for “Garden of Children”) Preschool. Early childhood is a time of exploration and discovery. Using their senses and making connections, STEAM programming allows the children a unified experience of the world.

The students, led by The Cummer education staff, experience the galleries and gardens of The Cummer and delve into hands-on activities in the classrooms and the children gardens of Gan Yeladim. These experiences are built upon by the staff of Gan Yeladim and realized in Garden and Museum Days where the students share the “fruit of their labors”. Aiding in this, The Cummer staff offers professional development workshops for the early childhood faculty and cooperatively develops a STEAM curriculum.

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The Cummer Museum Community Outreach

Through our mission, we seek to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education, but this does not mean that our activities are limited to within the Museum walls and Gardens. Partnerships exist throughout the community making connections between the Museum and Gardens regardless of geography.

Outreach Programs

Cummer in the Classroom and The Weaver Academy of Art

Cummer in the Classroom and the Weaver Academy of Art are two comprehensive art education programs at The Cummer that serve over 3,000 children (Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grades) and over 200 teachers in nine inner city schools, of which an average of 90% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. This initiative, the largest educational program in the history of The Cummer, provides outreach into the classroom, museum tours, teacher trainings, FREE art classes, classroom resources, Arts and Literacy Assembly at each school, FREE family passes to the Museum, and a scholarship program for Camp Cummer to recognize outstanding participation. Schools participating in the program include:  Annie R. Morgan, Biltmore, Carter G. Woodson, Central Riverside, John Love, St. Clair Evans, St. Pius and Holy Rosary schools.

Sponsors: J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, Dianne T. and Charles E. Rice Family Foundation, EverBank, Target, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., and the City of Jacksonville

 

Ortega Elementary Museum Magnet School

As a Museum Magnet, Ortega Elementary students display their academic learning by creating exhibitions throughout the year. Ortega Elementary school partners with area museums, including The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The Museum’s education department conducts professional development workshops for school faculty and develops curricula for student tours. The Director of Education acts as a consultant to the program.

 

Cummer STEAM at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim Preschool

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Jewish Community Alliance are working together to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) to the early childhood program at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim (Hebrew for “Garden of Children”) Preschool. Early childhood is a time of exploration and discovery. Using their senses and making connections, STEAM programming allows the children a unified experience of the world.

The students, led by The Cummer education staff, experience the galleries and gardens of The Cummer and delve into hands-on activities in the classrooms and the children gardens of Gan Yeladim. These experiences are built upon by the staff of Gan Yeladim and realized in Garden and Museum Days where the students share the “fruit of their labors”. Aiding in this, The Cummer staff offers professional development workshops for the early childhood faculty and cooperatively develops a STEAM curriculum.

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The Cummer Museum Community Outreach

Through our mission, we seek to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education, but this does not mean that our activities are limited to within the Museum walls and Gardens. Partnerships exist throughout the community making connections between the Museum and Gardens regardless of geography.

Outreach Programs

Cummer in the Classroom and The Weaver Academy of Art

Cummer in the Classroom and the Weaver Academy of Art are two comprehensive art education programs at The Cummer that serve over 3,000 children (Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grades) and over 200 teachers in nine inner city schools, of which an average of 90% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. This initiative, the largest educational program in the history of The Cummer, provides outreach into the classroom, museum tours, teacher trainings, FREE art classes, classroom resources, Arts and Literacy Assembly at each school, FREE family passes to the Museum, and a scholarship program for Camp Cummer to recognize outstanding participation. Schools participating in the program include:  Annie R. Morgan, Biltmore, Carter G. Woodson, Central Riverside, John Love, St. Clair Evans, St. Pius and Holy Rosary schools.

Sponsors: J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, Dianne T. and Charles E. Rice Family Foundation, EverBank, Target, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., and the City of Jacksonville

 

Ortega Elementary Museum Magnet School

As a Museum Magnet, Ortega Elementary students display their academic learning by creating exhibitions throughout the year. Ortega Elementary school partners with area museums, including The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The Museum’s education department conducts professional development workshops for school faculty and develops curricula for student tours. The Director of Education acts as a consultant to the program.

 

Cummer STEAM at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim Preschool

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Jewish Community Alliance are working together to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) to the early childhood program at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim (Hebrew for “Garden of Children”) Preschool. Early childhood is a time of exploration and discovery. Using their senses and making connections, STEAM programming allows the children a unified experience of the world.

The students, led by The Cummer education staff, experience the galleries and gardens of The Cummer and delve into hands-on activities in the classrooms and the children gardens of Gan Yeladim. These experiences are built upon by the staff of Gan Yeladim and realized in Garden and Museum Days where the students share the “fruit of their labors”. Aiding in this, The Cummer staff offers professional development workshops for the early childhood faculty and cooperatively develops a STEAM curriculum.

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The Cummer Museum Community Outreach

Through our mission, we seek to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education, but this does not mean that our activities are limited to within the Museum walls and Gardens. Partnerships exist throughout the community making connections between the Museum and Gardens regardless of geography.

Outreach Programs

Cummer in the Classroom and The Weaver Academy of Art

Cummer in the Classroom and the Weaver Academy of Art are two comprehensive art education programs at The Cummer that serve over 3,000 children (Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grades) and over 200 teachers in nine inner city schools, of which an average of 90% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. This initiative, the largest educational program in the history of The Cummer, provides outreach into the classroom, museum tours, teacher trainings, FREE art classes, classroom resources, Arts and Literacy Assembly at each school, FREE family passes to the Museum, and a scholarship program for Camp Cummer to recognize outstanding participation. Schools participating in the program include:  Annie R. Morgan, Biltmore, Carter G. Woodson, Central Riverside, John Love, St. Clair Evans, St. Pius and Holy Rosary schools.

Sponsors: J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, Dianne T. and Charles E. Rice Family Foundation, EverBank, Target, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., and the City of Jacksonville

 

Ortega Elementary Museum Magnet School

As a Museum Magnet, Ortega Elementary students display their academic learning by creating exhibitions throughout the year. Ortega Elementary school partners with area museums, including The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The Museum’s education department conducts professional development workshops for school faculty and develops curricula for student tours. The Director of Education acts as a consultant to the program.

 

Cummer STEAM at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim Preschool

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Jewish Community Alliance are working together to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) to the early childhood program at the Michele Block - Gan Yeladim (Hebrew for “Garden of Children”) Preschool. Early childhood is a time of exploration and discovery. Using their senses and making connections, STEAM programming allows the children a unified experience of the world.

The students, led by The Cummer education staff, experience the galleries and gardens of The Cummer and delve into hands-on activities in the classrooms and the children gardens of Gan Yeladim. These experiences are built upon by the staff of Gan Yeladim and realized in Garden and Museum Days where the students share the “fruit of their labors”. Aiding in this, The Cummer staff offers professional development workshops for the early childhood faculty and cooperatively develops a STEAM curriculum.

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