Two Deserts, One Skycvandeenevadaculture
Join us for the opening of our new exhibit:
Two Deserts, One Sky
A Student Collaboration Between Rajasthan, India and Southern Nevada, U.S.A.
This innovative collaboration was developed to connect students, ages 8-12, in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada with their peers in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India in an effort to promote global environmental education through fine art, photography, and science.
Guided by artist and wildlife biologist Sharon K. Schafer, students experienced project-based learning on a global scale and gained an understanding of, not just the issues being faced in their community, but also of similar issues and concerns around the world.
Schafer and local instructors worked with students on both continents to guide students in documenting the natural history of their region with photographs. The project and resulting photographic mural exhibit is committed to arid land environmental education and dedicated to fostering an understanding between cultures of our shared responsibilities to our fragile planet.
The AFC Flag Expedition Program is a unique program established and operated by the Artists for Conservation Foundation (www.artistsforconservation.org), making possible the artistic field study and rendering of unique threatened habitats, and rare or endangered species deserving of greater public attention.