Uplift spirits in your elementary classrooms by screening our free 47-minute BLOOM! video and escape to Spring and cherry blossoms! BLOOM! shares the cultural background of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival springtime celebration and the cultural significance of the cherry blossom in Japan. Our video gives viewers a fresh understanding of and appreciation for an age-old Japanese tradition and gives everyone a new reason to celebrate Spring.
BLOOM! evokes a feeling of togetherness and educates on cherry blossom culture through the sharing of a real Vancouver story and meeting some of the people behind the Festival while instilling a sense of curiosity and discovery of beauty through the cherry blossom. During these challenging times know that whatever you’re experiencing now will pass as the ephemeral cherry blossom teaches us that nothing is permanent.
“Wow! That presentation was fantastic! It really understood our audience and the kids were so engaged. Thank you for making it so interactive and educational.”— Claren Academy, Oct 2020
Timing of BLOOM! topics:
- 0:00 Intro to cherry blossom culture, history, and traditions, about Vancouver’s cherry trees, VCBF background and ways to engage in programming with Linda Poole
- 08:24 The Botany of the Cherry Tree with Egan Davis
- 22:42 Childhood sakura memories of Japan with Mika
- 28:48 How to write haiku with Michael Dylan Welch
Teacher Toolbox: BLOOM! Teacher Resource Toolbox
We’d love you to share your fun creations from the BLOOM! Activity Kit in your front window at home.
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Linda Poole, Founder & Artistic Creative Director
604-767-9044 / [email protected]