Project Inspire

Project Inspire at Stono Preserve

The mission of Project Inspire is to combine the power of the arts with nature, enhancing the learning experience and retention of knowledge for children of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. With a goal of building creative thinking and problem solving skills, Project Inspire provides a unique experience for third and fourth graders through field trips to the College of Charleston’s Stono Preserve, where they learn ecology and STEM subjects through the power of the arts. College of Charleston School of Teacher Education specializes in developing methods and research for teachers to infuse the arts in their classes with a goal of motivating a lifelong love of the arts for all students.  The mission of Project Inspire is to actively involve children in the learning process through artistic activities and lessons.

Arts, etc. will again provide scholarships for underserved elementary students from Angel Oak, Mount Zion, and Frierson at a series of ten day-long camp opportunities during the coming school year at the 864-acre Stono Preserve. Project Inspire will serve over 250 children, integrating the arts and the environment into their lives.