The Amon Carter Museum along with the Walton Family Foundation, offers student tours for Houston Elementary students.
Prior to museum visits, teachers and students read a pre-selected book and attend a pre-visit presentation, which includes a PowerPoint that introduced students to museum vocabulary, outlined what to expect during the tour, engaged students with images from the museum’s collection that related to each book’s theme, and familiarized students with the museum’s gallery teachers and their teaching style.
While at the museum, students participated in a gallery teacher–led tour that related to each book’s central theme, characters, and plot and featured writing and art-making activities that correlated with the artworks on the tour.
Angels in the Wings support the Children’s Education Program of Performing Arts Forth Worth at Bass Performance Hall.
The Children’s Education Program is an integral part of Bass Performance Hall but maintains its own support independent of Performing Arts Fort Worth.
Each year, Houston Elementary students from Mineral Wells ISD experience superior quality performing arts programming at Bass Hall that is free of charge and curriculum-related due to the generosity of The Walton Family Foundation.