In-School Residency Program

Wildwood Park and neighboring schools, Chenal Elementary, Robinson Elementary, Baker Elementary and Roberts Elementary, are partners in a year-long, In-School Residency program supported by the Arkansas Arts Council, Target, and Deltic Timber. Students, kindergarten through fifth-grade, experience a curriculum of creative expression and environmental awareness with explorations through history, literature, music, theatre, visual art, world cultures, and science.

Arts in Education artists are in residence throughout the year and work alongside classroom teachers to incorporate the arts and sciences through a cross-curricular approach, expanding the school’s campus into outdoor classes at Wildwood Park. Since the first residency was launched at Chenal Elementary during the 2010-2011 school year, Wildwood has grown the program to include additional schools, Robinson Elementary and Roberts Elementary. Baker Elementary most recently joined the partnership during the 2013-2014 school year.