This Saturday from 1-4pm, the RES PTA is hosting one of our most exciting events — Imagine a World, a celebration of the arts and sciences. This year’s theme is “Senses,” and attendees will be able to travel through interactive stations, in both art and science, to learn about how we experience the world!
It got us thinking about the connection between the arts and sciences. Many of us may remember them being taught separately in our youth, and maybe even might think of them as “opposites.” But education experts now see that they truly are integral to each other, and that teaching kids to think about both helps spur creativity and encourage achievement. These experts cite examples like Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the western world’s earliest and most iconic engineer, to show how truly revolutionary thinking must encompass principles of both arts and sciences. While it seems obvious that our world desperately needs innovators in science and engineering to work on urgent issues of global climate change, food shortages and alternative energies, what is becoming clear is that artistic education will help drive that innovation, as well as prepare our scientists and engineers for public life, and universities and employers are already recognizing this imperative.
Hope to see you and your RES innovators at Imagine a World this weekend to reinforce the great scientific and artistic education they’re already getting from our amazing RES teachers!