PROGRAMS

Stream of Dreams

What is Stream of Dreams?

Stream of Dreams™ was created by the Stream of Dreams Murals Society in Burnaby, British Columbia when a chemical spill nearly destroyed a creek there. Stream of Dreams™ educates students and communities about Hamilton Harbour and its watershed, while dazzling them with the beauty of community art. When a school registers for the program the whole school participates, not just one class. BARC staff members spend several days at the school, depending on the number of classes. Each class receives a presentation followed by fish painting in the art room. The presentation is tailored to grade level. 
 

Upon completion of the fish painting, all fish are hung together on the school fence as a large mural.

Why Bring Stream of Dreams™ to Your School?

Many people do not know the name or location of their local creeks or rivers. Even fewer know where the water comes from or where it is going. Many are also unaware of the importance of keeping chemicals out of the water system. Creating the mural allows the students to work together toward a common goal, while enhancing the beauty of their neighbourhood. 

Stream of Dreams™ Curriculum Links:

Kindergarten • Science and Technology
Grade 1 • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
              • Visual Arts 
              • Oral Communication 
              • People and Environments, the Local Community
Grade 2 • Growth and Changes in Animals
              • Properties of Liquids and Solids
              • Air and Water in the Environment 
              • Visual Arts
              • Oral Communication
Grade 3 • Visual Arts
              • Oral Communication
Grade 4 • Habitats and Communities
              • Visual Arts 
              • Oral Communication 
              • People and the Environments, Political and Physical Regions of Canada
Grade 5 • Visual Arts
              • Oral Communication
Grade 6 • Biodiversity
              • Visual Arts 
              • Oral Communication 
Grade 7 • Interactions in the Environment
              • Visual Arts
              • Oral Communication 
Grade 8 • Water Systems
              • Visual Arts
              • Oral Communication