This week, myself and One More Generation have been launching our Pangolin Awareness Campaign. Today we were invited to present to the students at the JC Booth Middle School in Peachtree City GA. Where Mrs Julie Barry invited us to share our latest animal conservation initiative.
We had the pleasure of presenting to four of Mrs. Barry’s classes today and the students were just fantastic. Each class consisted of about 20 to 30 students and I tasked each one to come up with solutions to the various threats facing pangolins.
Later on this evening we had the privilege of meeting students at the SKA Academy.
For this project, interested students will be drawing on a cut out paper scale to put on a painted Pangolin banner. The project will be done in class with the help of SKA teachers with students who participate in this project receiving hours for the Presidential Service Award. This school is renowned for its talented students and we are looking forward to seeing what they design.
Earlier on in the week we ventured to New York, where students at Hewitt Academy began designing scales for a banner that will be presented at the UN on World Wildlife Day. They also had a story writing element where they had to place their pangolin somewhere in New York city and introduce a fact to the reader about the pangolin that they had learnt throughout the workshop. These strong dynamic girls are looking to deliver the workshop to other years in the school and share what they have learnt about pangolin conservation.
This means that we now total 5 banners in total, including 2 we did at Northwood Academy and Woodward Academy in GA. Northwood Academy’s Kindergarten and K4 produced some wonderful pieces and found out about the pangolin by reading A Pangolin Tale
While those at Woodward Academy also had to incorporate range flags and facts into their designs to add another educational element to the installation.
This week I am in Georgia, USA working with One More Generation. I have designed a huge banner with a pangolin on but the scales are bare.
Artists from around the globe have been creating images that have been printed onto scales that students can colour in and create huge 3D art pieces, while learning about the plight of the pangolin.
Today is the first event and this is a mock up of what it is looking like:
Here are links to some of the artists’ works. Please follow on instagram to see how the workshops go.