This experience is also the opportunity to work with the entire school, from kindergarten on up to the 8th graders. It involves the entire school in a remarkable, cross curriculum immersion on the subject of climate change.
I guarantee I'll unleash a bunch of content about this 9 week project, but for now I'd like to concentrate on today's experience and the creative explosion I witnessed at the school.
For last year's Indy Fringe festival, I collaborated with artist Will McCarty on a bumper sticker version of my climate reality slideshow, entitled Saving the World thru Bumper Stickers. I still occasionally use the bumper stickers in my work, but I hadn't pulled out the entire slideshow until last week for a presentation to Ball Sate University students on brevity in communication.
Here's an example of what Will and I put together:
That Ball State experience provided the inspiration to bring the bumper sticker show to The Children's House today, and afterward, I asked the students to create their own stickers.
Feast your eyes on the creativity of these kids.
|The irony is not lost on them: Cars = carbon emissions.|
|Just in case you're having any trouble reading this, it says "cow farts are real." We talked about methane in the context of animal agriculture and the gases they emit.|
|This student was inspired by the leafblower bumper sticker, above.|
|I thought the positivity of this bumper sticker — and those below — was brilliant.|
|There's a lot of concern in the school that a melting Arctic will be problematic for Santa.|
|You have to love the optimism of this one.|