IMMERSIVE "HANDS-ON" WORKSHOP
Looking for a unique cultural, immersive and enriching group activity? Consider the Hands-On Immersive Workshop experience! Great for ALL ages, Scout troops, homeschool groups, school field trips, youth camps, birthday parties, post-secondary education, tour groups and more.
Learning American Sign Language
This is our most popular cultural enrichment activity for all kinds of groups, and for ages 5 to 99+!
The "Hands-On" Immersive Workshop offers an enriching and immersive experience. This program helps introduce participants to the Deaf Community, its culture and language as well as bridge the gap between the Deaf and non-Deaf communities.
The "Hands-On" Immersive workshop consists of a 1 hour program split into three 20 minute activities: ASL storytelling, a lesson in sign language and exploring a De'VIA genre artwork.
Storytelling offers a truly unique experience for participants to observe sign language in action and interact as they follow the story. During the mini-sign language lesson, participants learn a variety of ASL signs for common conversational themes such as food, family, animals, emergency and/or world country signs pending on the ages of the group. The fun interactive exploration of a De'VIA genre art is a unique opportunity for participants to discover what De'VIA is, which is an acronym for Deaf View/Image Art, and what they gain from it!
If your group is looking for something other than the standard workshop provided, we do have other topics you can chose from in the request form.
We also encourage our groups to take a self-guided tour of the museum after the workshop as the exhibits do offer explanation of cultural and linguistic history.
$8 per participant with a
minimum of $80
maximum group size
Here's a tip! In preparation to creating a successful and memorable educational experience for your groups, you could have the students practice fingerspelling their name. You can find examples of fingerspelling online.
HANDS-ON Badges for Scouts
For an additional $3 each, Girls and Boys Scouts (or anyone) can earn a HANDS-ON badge at the end of the workshop experience.
Please indicate on your request form if you would like this add-on.