The Great Parks’ mission isn’t just preserving nature and providing education for future generations; it’s also committed to supporting the arts. “Art in Root” is a three-step program designed to create connections between high school students and nature through art. This program features a combination of a field trip to a park, an in-class visit and an art exhibition to immerse students in nature and translate their experiences into fine art. This year, artists will be working with the theme of “Winged Wonders” and will create artwork based on things with wings (birds, bats, insects, butterflies, etc.) that will be exhibited later this school year.