© 2017 Voices of Nature Society

CONSTITUTION/VISION STATEMENT

We are committed to advancing ecological education through music and the arts and engaging a global community of children, supported by adults, to be voices of nature and inspire positive change in their families, schools and communities.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to raise funds to support music- and arts-based ecology education: school programs, community concerts, learning resources, teacher workshops and community development.

 

VALUES

The Voices of Nature Society is a unique and special place. Our values are core to the way we work to achieve the Society’s mission and aspirations.

Inclusivity: Every child is a contributor in cooperative music, science and arts-based learning activities.

Embracing Change: We believe in and encourage providing a forum for children’s’ voices to be heard as part of diverse community conversations to meet the challenges of climate change.

Cultural Connectivity: We believe songs and other art forms can convey powerful messages that connect scientific knowledge with community aspirations; they touch the heart, spirit and emotions and inspire people to act.

Diversity: We value diversity and embrace diverse cultures, histories and points of view, especially with regards to Indigenous traditional knowledge as integral to learning experiences.

Creativity: Inquiry-based learning experiences support development of students’ critical thinking skills and their imaginative capacity to help create solutions for a sustainable future. We place our work in an educational context that promotes respectful communication and sharing of ideas.

Connectivity: Education, ecology and culture build community connectivity and help people of all backgrounds and beliefs to collaborate and create solutions for our sustainable future.