Words Into Music Symposium

Date & Time 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 09:30 to 15:00

How Do you turn Words Into Music?

An interactive dialogue and demonstration on choral music composition.
Come explore the dynamic relationship between melody and verse!

We invite you to join us before the Symposium, at 9:30 AM for greetings, coffee and beverages. Following the symposium, you are also invited to reserve a complimentary light lunch and the opportunity for 15-minute one-on-one “buttonhole” conversations with our leaders. You can sign up for these conversations during our greeting time or just step in, as the leaders are available.

Arts in Conservation Education: River of Words as a Case Study


Nature has always been a favorite subject of artists—whether they are painting the Rocky Mountains, photographing the Midwestern plains, singing about life in the country, carving a decoy or a flute, tying a fly, reciting a poem or telling a story, building a boat, or just dancing for the sheer joy of a sunrise.

2012 River of Words West Coast Youth Creativity Awards at Saint Mary's College

Date & Time 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 14:00 to 16:00

17th Annual River of Words 2012 Awards Ceremony

Celebrating National Poetry Month, Earth Day, and Youth Creativity! (West Coast)

Celebrating National Poetry Month, Earth Day, and Youth Creativity! (East Coast)—

Date & Time 
Sat, 04/23/2011 - 19:00 to 21:00

Celebrating National Poetry Month, Earth Day, and Youth Creativity! (East Coast)—


16th Annual River of Words 2012 Awards Ceremony

Emceed by former US Poet Laureate & River of Words co-founder Robert Hass


A Special Showing of the Winning Artwork from the 2012 River of Words Contest

Date & Time 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:00 to Sun, 06/10/2012 - 17:00

Sunday-Wednesday, 11am—4:30pm

Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art



An astounding exhibit of children’s art from around the world, from the environmentally-themed contest, which was created by River of Words, the newest member of the Saint Mary’s family, and a program of the newly-founded Center for Environmental Literacy at SMC’s Kalmanovitz School of Education.




Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair

Date & Time 
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 10:00 to 16:30

IT’S THE 35th ANNUAL BAEER FAIR, with over 70 resources and numerous workshops for educators and parents with a special interest in wildlife, ecology, adventure and much more.

Join us at the BAEER Fair
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Marin Civic Center located in San Rafael
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

River of Words Contest Deadline

Date & Time 
Thu, 12/01/2011 (All day)

Open to ages 5-19.

Please visit our River of Words page to download an entry form.

Fair Trade Friday: African Basket Sale

Date & Time 
Fri, 12/02/2011 - 09:00 to 12:00

Saint Mary’s Center for Environmental Literacy will be joining the Fair Trade Friday folks to offer a remarkable array of baskets and other handcrafts from Zimbabwe. Exquisite Tonga baskets, beaded animals, tree ornaments, jewelry, carvings, hand-painted gift tags and more.


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