“Save the Planet: Eco-Art on the Web” by Julian

  • ©June Julian



    Save the Planet: Eco-Art on the Web

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    SIGKids Community Outreach



    Students from around the world are participating in A World Community of Old Trees (www.nyu.edu/projects/julian/). This project is a good working example of how the World Wide Web can be used as an interactive medium for communication on global ecology issues.  

    Since this project was first launched two years ago, students from around the world have been sending in their artwork, poems, stories, and eco-facts about the special trees in their environment. So far, 21 U.S. states and 18 foreign countries are represented on at least 100 separate Web pages. The youngest contributors are Illinois kindergartners, and the oldest students are in the twelfth grade in Nevada. One New Jersey boy even designed his own interactive space on the project, where he asks the world to manipulate his pictures and send them back to the site. In fact, the project is especially designed to welcome your own unique ideas about the old trees of the world, so send them in! We still have lots of states and countries that are not represented yet. What is the oldest tree in your neighborhood?

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