FutureFlash! Climate Challenge at the Museum for Earth Day
On Saturday, April 16 the Florida Museum of Natural History featured three FutureFlash! Project activities at their Earth Day Exploration. Nearly 1,000 people came out for the event, learning about how the Museum and groups in North Central Florida are caring for the planet and the community of life.
The Museum's climate exhibit, Our Changing Climate: Sea Level Rise, provided an appropriate backdrop for the Climate Challenge.
The Earth Charter Action Club, with students from Gainesville High and Norton Elementary School, led the audience in "Sing for the Climate" in the main hall and outdoors. Their video on the Sing for the Climate website brings the global count of singers close to 500,000.
Earth Charter Game - Alice Primack happily played the Earth Charter Game with one family after another for four hours straight. The collaborative game fosters conversation and problem-solving around Earth Charter principles of caring for life on Earth, ecological integrity, environmental justice and peaceful relations at all levels of society. Everyone wins in this collaborative intergenerational game -- or everyone loses. The game is being played at schools and faith groups in the Gainesville area, and is available from FutureFlash! Project.
The Hippodrome State Theater Teen Ensemble demonstrated improv skills for communicating about environmental and social issues. Their polished presentation inspired participants to express problems and solutions through movement rather than words. We hope to work with the Hipp Teen Ensemble next year for education, inspiration and action for a sustainable future.
FutureFlash! Project ... learning to create a sustainable, just and peaceful world
FutureFlash! Project is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice: Sustainable Living Center
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