Feet to the Fire
Feet to the Fire is a major undertaking on Wesleyan's campus to examine critical environmental issues through multiple lenses, from science to art. This program is dedicated to the proposition that a multidisciplinary examination that includes art will provide a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of these global issues. The Feet to the Fire Program includes lectures, performances, co-taught teaching modules and courses by the faculty, visiting artists and lecturers, student run fora, community eco-arts festivals, afterschool programs for children, and the First Year Matters program. Each year, the campus adopts an environmental theme for its First Year Matters program, such as water, global climate change or hunger. During orientation, first-year students engage in multidisciplinary discussions about the theme but also participate in a Common Moment in which the arts are used to catalyze and embody our understanding.