During the summer a number of our officers participated in the museum’s Junior Bonsai Ambassador Program as part of Saitama JALT’s community outreach efforts. This symposium will gather language education professionals for the purposes of providing the museum with feedback and guidance. The event will include a panel discussion, free tours of the bonsai museum, and small group discussion. After the event the Saitama JALT chapter will provide the museum with the following:
1. An objective account of the Junior Bonsai Ambassador Program (JBA) that draws on expert perspectives in language education
2. A set of recommendations for the museum and the JBA program
3. Considerations of the contribution that Saitama JALT may make in the future regarding the museum
This event will be the Saitama JALT Symposium on Language and Culture. The event will take place at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, located about 5 minutes walk from Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line starting at 1:00 and ending at about 4:00.
Space within the museum’s lecture hall is limited. If you think you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you are able to.