Forge Ahead! Blacksmithing as a Means for Teaching Science, Art, and Job Skills
Our program provides an experiential education opportunity, within a service learning program for at-risk students to learn skills, demonstrate their abilities, and share works of art with the Greater Omaha community. Utilizing the forge as an applied laboratory the students developed and shared an understanding of how accessible science and art can be to our daily lives. With the gracious financial support from the AEA Office, Midwest Consortium for Higher Education and the gracious Sherwood foundation we have expanded our program from four students the first year to thirty-six students in the program in our third year. The Sherwood Foundation and Omaha Public Schools has asked us to write up a multi year proposal that will contain our current program and an advanced class.. Forge Ahead!