Celebrating Cultures and Customs at Global Enrichment Fest
University School of Milwaukee hosted its Global Enrichment Fest on Wednesday, Feb. 13, where Lower School and Middle School students explored cultures and customs from around the world. This year, the event featured the Earth Dome, a gigantic, inflatable earth balloon standing 19-feet high and 22-feet in diameter. The balloon is a series of silk-screened panels of photographs of the earth's surface, shot from satellites. The large size enables children to better see and understand concepts such as continents, time zones, latitude and longitude, and more.
In addition to the dome, students visited informational booths created by Upper School Global Scholars students. The booths represented various countries, and highlighted the country’s geography, population, major exports, and more. Children were invited to dress in traditional clothing, representing a country or culture of their choice.
Many thanks to USM’s Parents’ Association, which sponsored the event.