Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities
At the foundation of art and science is creativity. Creativity is what sparks the intellect to imagine new possibilities, motivates the spirit to pursue one's dreams, and inspires someone to explore their world or invent something new, whether it's a piece of artwork or space technology for a mission to Mars. To recognize creative experiences as "essential," BCAH created the Science+Art Experiences program to bring artistic and science-based events for education and community enrichment.
Science+Art Experience: Colorado Outdoors
June 25 from 2-4 p.m.
Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens: 640 Main St., Broomfield, 80020
This free event will give attendees an opportunity to explore their creativity, learn about the ecosystem in which we live, and see up close live ambassadors brought by Nature's Educators (yes, Colorado wildlife live and in-person!).
Join us for the Grand Opening of the new Teaching Garden donated by Olson Outdoors at Brunner Farmhouse which will provide gardening classes to the community. Then, enjoy interactive activities like painting kindness rocks with the Girl Scouts, listen to John Heins' accordion playing, watch how local artists paint outdoors (plein air painting), and visit exciting booths from the following partners: CSU Extension-Broomfield, Butterfly Pavilion, Sustainable Broomfield, Birds of Prey Foundation, Broomfield Bird Club, Broomfield Open Space Foundation, and Brunner Farmhouse Garden Committee. Be sure to bring a few dollars as Kona Ice will be there with their icy treats!
This event is part of a program that brings together science and art to demonstrate that at the foundation of these sectors is creativity. Creativity is essential to a healthy, well-balanced life for all ages and creative experiences should be accessible by everyone. This program is presented by BCAH, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 1973, and funded by: SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, and Broomfield Community Foundation.
History of Program
The first event of this program was the Moonrise Event in 2019 presented in partnership with BCAH and the Tau Zero Foundation. In 2021, BCAH partnered with CSU Extension-Broomfield to bring an even bigger event to the Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens (see the flyer below). The event was fun and educational with significant, positive feedback. That evening, there were 258 attendees of all ages from toddlers up to senior citizens which is double the attendance rate from 2019.