Looking to Learn
While Michigan’s schools are being asked to do more with less, Michigan Legacy Art Park helps educators fill the gap by offering valuable learning opportunities.
The sculptures serve as inspirational starting points for topics in history, geography, science, language arts, and environmental studies.Learn About Field Trips
A Field Guide for the Curious
We have launched two publications, Look & Learn: A Field Guide for the Curious and Look & Learn Activities: The Art Park at Home. These exciting new guides invite kids of all ages to explore and be inspired by the Michigan Legacy Art Park before, during and after their visit.Browse the Field Guide and Activity Book
My son raved about the Art Park field trip. He has never really appreciated art until that day. I could not get him to stop talking about it and when I commented that he’s always said he didn’t like art, he responded, “I feel different now, Mom. Art is fascinating,” [MLAP] made the difference in his feelings about art…for a lifetime. A parent, Frankfort, MI
Teachers and administrators are encouraged to apply for grants to help with arts education and the costs associated with field trips.Grants Available
Each fall and spring, teachers from area schools bring their students on fieldtrips to the Art Park – a place where their textbooks spring to life through the sculptures they discover while exploring nature.
Girl and Boy Scouts
The Art Park offers three patches to scouts of all age groups: the general Leaf patch, the Fallen Comrade patch and the new Steward patch.
Bring contemporary, local, professional artists to your club, organization or library for lectures or workshops.
These resources demonstrate the positive outcomes of giving kids the opportunity to create art and explore nature: