Rocker Matt Sorum on educating children about saving elephants through art

Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me.

When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) I saw a perfect opportunity to unite these two passions.

My non-profit, Adopt the Arts Foundation, and IFAW have partnered to help educate children about animal welfare through art.

This year, kids from 40 Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) elementary schools learned about elephants and how they are threatened by international demand for their tusks.

I am excited about our partnership with IFAW and will continue to support the vitally important work they are doing for our world.

Our partnership with IFAW and LAUSD culminated in a youth art exhibit and event celebrating elephants, including a performance by The Changels.

Check out the video!

-- MS

Follow Matt Sorum on Twitter, visit his Adopt the Arts Foundation website and visit our Animal Action Education section to learn about our work educating children about animal welfare and conservation.

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Experts

Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Cynthia Moss, IFAW Elephant Expert
IFAW Elephant Expert
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
James Isiche, Regional Director, East Africa
Regional Director, East Africa
Jason Bell, Program Director, Elephants Regional Director, South Africa
Program Director, Elephants, Regional Director, South Africa
Peter Pueschel, Director, International Environmental Agreements
Director, International Environmental Agreements
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Regional Director, South Asia