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Children Investigate the Environment

Since 1989, the Armory has encouraged thousands of children to hone their critical thinking skills, make real world connections to classroom learning, and appreciate Pasadena’s natural wonders through the power of art.

Children Investigate the Environment (CIE) takes students into nearby natural environments to learn about the earth and physical sciences through the visual arts. This long term partnership between the Armory, the Pasadena Water and Power and Public Works Departments and the Pasadena Unified School District; engenders in students an understanding of our natural environment through the lens of science and art.

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CIE represents the Armory’s integrated approach to teaching and learning in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through innovative lessons that meet state and national standards in the sciences and the arts. With your support, Armory Teaching Artists engaged nearly 1,000 4th grade students and teachers last year with lessons that exemplify innovative, meaningful and effective teaching strategies

Cildren Investigate the Environment is made possible by Pasadena Water & Power, Pasadena Public Works, PUSD, and the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.