Connecting Kids and Culture, K-5
Connecting Kids and Culture is a new initiative developed to provide culturally enriching educational opportunities for students in grades K-5. Even though this program was designed for students in Polk and Dallas counties, educators across the state are encouraged to access the site and its varied resources.

This innovative program will align community-based arts and cultural experiential learning to core curriculum objectives and provide opportunities for educators to connect to local arts and cultural experiences.

The Web site will help educators match cultural educational field experience opportunities with their curriculum objectives. The arts and cultural organizations include:
• Blank Park Zoo
• Des Moines Art Center
• Des Moines Symphony
• Salisbury House Foundation
• Des Moines Metro Opera
• Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
• Living History Farms
• Des Moines Botanical Center
• State Historical Society
• Des Moines Playhouse
• Metro Arts Alliance
• Terrace Hill Foundation
• Iowa Hall of Pride
• Science Center of Iowa

Connecting Kids and Culture is made possible by contributions from the 2007 Principal Charity Classic, the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, and Bravo Greater Des Moines combined with financial support from a planned gift by Kenneth P. and Helen I. MacDonald through the Community Foundation.