10 Reasons to help fund HighWaterLine Learning Guide
There are a lot of reasons to help fund the HighWaterLine Learning Guide (http://www.indiegogo.com/highwaterline). Here’s a list:
- Arts and education funding are shrinking. This project gives away teaching guides for free. Enabling teachers to have access na matter the funding.
- Experiential learning has long-term impact. Through the experience of research, interviews and enacting the project, students have a chance to have a deeper, more engaged relationship with local climate issues, making a difference and art as a tool for change.
- Climate change requires individual recognition and understanding. Part of the project includes one on one conversations – a powerful way to convey a message or make a difference.
- The project puts the power in the hands of community members. It’s not about me dropping into communities around the country (or world) but about giving away the tools (for FREE!) to groups to speak of and to their own communities.
- The power of spectacle. The simple act of drawing the blue line draws attention to the students and brings other people into the project.
- Geography, topography, climate science, story-telling, public-speaking, documentation. A lot of learning outcomes in one neat, fun package.
- Art provides entrance to complex topics. Not just for youth, but for everyone. But certainly in the classroom space a project like this allows students with different learning interests and abilities to participate.
- Ownership is authorship. Allowing authorship and interpretation allows students to own and care about the project.
- Connecting with your own community. Each group working on the project has an opportunity to make a difference in their community by learning and sharing with their neighbors.
- Who doesn’t want to draw a blue chalk line on the streets?