How can your child or student develop a love of nature or foster an eye for design? One of the best ways to nurture a child’s interest in nature and design is through hands-on learning and immersion through interesting and dynamic programs that teach, inspire and engage students at a young age.
At the Conservancy, future conservationists are learning about the natural world and wildlife through experiencing gardens and green spaces at school, participating in water quality monitoring in local streams and partaking in story times at local libraries or in nature. At Fallingwater, future architects and designers are finding inspiration and an understanding of how architects and designers think through our Gnome House Design Challenge, Fallingwater Institute programs, school tours and more.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about some of the Conservancy’s and Fallingwater’s youth education programs and partnerships that are enriching and inspiring young learners in Western Pennsylvania and around the world. Join Conservancy Education Coordinator Danielle Forchette and Fallingwater Curator of Education Ashley Andrykovitch for an informative discussion about the philosophy, history and successes of our youth education programs and partnerships, and how we welcome learners in all communities from different walks of life.
About the Presenters
Danielle Forchette, Education Coordinator
Danielle Forchette has been the Education Coordinator with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy since 2018. In this role, she fosters partnerships with schools and education programs to support engaging youth in nature. Growing up in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, she has been enjoying the nature beauty and outdoor adventures in western PA since moving to Pittsburgh from Chicago.
Ashley Andrykovitch, Senior Director and Curator of Education at Fallingwater
Ashley Andrykovitch is Senior Director and Curator of Education at Fallingwater. She holds a MA in Education from Seton Hill University, a Certificate of 19th and 20th Century Fine Art History from Sotheby’s Institute, and a BA in Studio Art from Saint Vincent College. Prior to working at Fallingwater, Ashley was Assistant Curator of Education at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. She is also a visual artist and resident at UnSmoke Systems in Braddock, Pennsylvania.