Baltimore-Rotterdam virtual exchange program 2022: Operation Trash / Operatie Afval

A social cultural program linking American & Dutch students Trash serves as the theme for a cross-cultural Sister City virtual exchange between schools in Baltimore (USA) and Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Students research trash topics and recycling strategies and make presentations to share with their counterparts overseas. They are inspired to reduce litter and increase recycling […]

Performances about trash available from Young Audiences

Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam’s Avalanche Arts (Stichting Lawine) is now part of the artist roster at Young Audiences Arts for Learning, Maryland! Maryland public schools can sign up on the Young Audiences website to schedule the “Seagull Mama” performance this semester or in the future, for kids in kindergarten through grade 2. Young Audiences can […]

Baltimore-Rotterdam Operation Trash / Operatie Afval 2017-2018 Offerings

Arts educational programs about trash, recycling, and environmental stewardship Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee supports educational activities for kids in Baltimore & Rotterdam to make them aware of trash pollution and how they can help solve it. The activities are designed & coordinated by Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam-based Avalanche Arts (Stichting Lawine). Left: Avalanche Arts’ Kathie […]

Learn Global, Act Local

A Culture and Environmental Stewardship Exchange This is a proposed online exchange program for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 . We are currently seeking funding for it. For Learn Global, Act Local, an exchange between two middle schools — one in Baltimore and one in Rotterdam — the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC) is teaming […]

Operation Trash in South Baltimore Gateway Schools 2017-2018

Theatre artist and educator Kathie diStefano from Rotterdam’s Avalanche Arts employs participatory techniques and theatre art to create awareness with youth and seniors about the environment through creative strategies to recycle and make smart consumer decisions to reduce waste.  Ms. diStefano is conducting several activities for schools in the South Baltimore Gateway District for fall […]