Join Detroit Public Television for the Ultimate Museum Tour – For Students (and Grownups) – the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit Public TV Takes Cameras and Students Where NO ONE has Ever Gone Before—Inside the Conservation Area of the DIA. Click here: www.dptv.org/vft
Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is bringing students and teachers round two of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Virtual Field Trip—a unique opportunity that will take students and teachers from all over the country behind-the-scenes and into the restricted conservation areas of the DIA to explore new ideas and dig deep under the surface of art and science. When it first launched in November 2016 the event drew more than 8,000 students and 230-plus educators.
Designed for grades 2-12, teachers will be able to join a moderated version of the field trip on Tuesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. ET. The videos—featuring an examination of a 400-year-old sculpture to learn about the pigments used on the painted surface; ways that chemistry and technology combine to discover hidden aspects in paintings, and much more—were produced thanks to a partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Wayne State University, the ISD leadership in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb and the State of Michigan.
Teachers who wish to sign-up for the moderated session can do so by visiting dptv.org/vft and clicking “REGISTER EARLY.” Downloadable lesson plans and activities are also available HERE to help expand the learning experience for students before, during, and after the field trip.
To celebrate the revival of the DIA Virtual Field Trip, DPTV and Wayne State University will join a group of 9-12 grade students from Metro Youth YMCA, Jobs for Michigan Graduates program at Cody High School in Detroit on May 2 where student teachers will engage with the students before, during and after the field trip.
In addition, members of the DPTV team will be capturing moments to share on social media. Follow @detroitpublictv & @dptv_edu on Facebook and Twitter to join the experience.
Join us. And, please, share this with a child (or grown-up) near you.