Cortada Science Art Academy
The Cortada Academy is an after-school program that teaches students how to think, imagine, and problem-solve while caring for the environment. Developed by Xavier Cortada, renowned eco-artist and Miami-Dade County’s Artist-in-Residence, this immersive program aims to develop engaged citizens who use art and science to better understand our world, connect with others, and address environmental concerns.

G W Carver Elementary School
4th and 5th grade students at Carver Elementary School are eligible to attend the Cortada Academy at no cost, thanks to a grant from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Students will dive deep into Cortada’s science art practice to discover how they can use the power of art to spur social and environmental action. Through engaged presentations and activities, students will learn how to use creativity and leadership to help conserve Florida’s ecosystems, defend global biodiversity, and advance the work of climate scientists at the Earth’s poles.

schedule | Spring 2024

SESSION 1: February 27 – March 14

  • Defend Biodiversity using Science Art
    Feb. 27 & 29
  • Conserve Florida’s Fragile Ecosystems
    March 5 & 7
  • Discover the North & South Poles
    March 12 & 14

SESSION 2: March 19 – April 11

  • Defend Biodiversity using Science Art
    March 19 & 21
  • Conserve Florida’s Fragile Ecosystems
    April 2 & 4
  • Discover the North & South Poles
    April 9 & 11

Learn more about the different topics we cover

See pictures of past activities and artwork 

Read our Frequently Asked Questions