January 25, 2019 – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture hosted the first school field trip to “The Wichita Dome.” More than 50 students from Olney Elementary School visited the dome as part of a full day of cultural activities in Wichita Falls.
In November, Native American Heritage Month, the Arts Alliance created educational newspapers designed to teach students about Native American culture; highlighting the inspiration behind “The Wichita Dome.” The newspapers were distributed to hundreds of students across the region, including public, private, and home schools. The information from the newspaper has been incorporated into the curriculum of Wichita Falls I.S.D.
After touring the sculpture, the students visited the Times Record News for lunch. Program Manager Audra Lambert read a story about Native Americans and Alliance Administrative Assistant Amber Day Scott helped students create dome-inspired keychains. Fain Elementary Art Teacher Audra Miller led a creative lesson inspired by “The Wichita Dome.”
If you’d like to schedule a field trip to “The Wichita Dome,” please call us at (940) 500-4453. Let us know how we can best support your classroom instruction on site!
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