ARTS kicked off this semester with a pet rock workshop for the 3rd grade at University Place Elementary School. The kids were fully absorbed as they painted and decorated their rocks with googly eyes, pompoms, or feathers. Then, the children named their new pet and wrote a story about it. Students in New 238: Honors Cooperation and Conflict planned and led this workshop. It was a great success! Here is Molinda with her pet rock Sally!
Marysia Galbraith is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor at New College and the Department of Anthropology at The University of Alabama. She was a Fulbright scholar in Poland for the 2014-2015 academic year working on the project "Jewish Heritage in Poland: Remembered Pasts and Imagined Futures" and is currently working on a family memoir and an ethnographic study of heritage projects.