About School Partnerships

School partnerships with the Mead bring together Amherst College,  K-12 students and educators with museum collections to develop interpretive or artistic projects across a unit of inquiry.

If you are interested in developing a longer-term project with the Mead, or a multi-visit/ tour program, please contact Olivia Feal for more information. 

Cultivating Plant Memories

Cover of Mead and Wildwood Elementary Partnership, with a green background and drawing of a fern.

An interdisciplinary Art, Gardening, Science and Social History Project with Wildwood Elementary School.

Cultivating Plant Memories

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College collaborated with Wildwood Elementary’s Gardening and Art teachers and students on a special 4th-grade unit across the 2020 - 2021 school year In this interdisciplinary unit, we explored the question: What food traditions, ancestral knowledge, recipes, plants, and seeds do people carry with them (physically, intellectually, and emotionally)?

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