THAR: The Great Indian Desert
THAR: The Great Indian Desert Flag Expedition Fellowship
1 November, 2016 – 14 January, 2017
Promoting Global Environmental
Education through Fine Art, Photography, and Science
Shri Jasnath Asan welcomes STEAM Global_India
“A group of southern Nevada educators, professionals, artists, and student ambassadors that
are working together with their peers in Panchla Siddha, India on related STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects, in a commitment to arid land environmental
education and dedicated to fostering an understanding between cultures of our shared
responsibilities to our fragile planet”.
1 st day of our 6 day Wildlife Expedition program with local school children. They used binoculars
for the first time, and were shocked there was so much to see in the trees! They exchanged
video recordings with their affiliate cohort in the U.S., did a Paint My Favorite Bird meditation
after their birding adventure on campus.
SJA Wildlife Safari
With the completion of this work, visitors will use our new educational material and choreographed wildlife campus tour, capturing images of the nearly 100 species of birds, as well as plants and trees precious to this region. Local school children will be able to participate in hands on lessons in botany and biology, and distance learners from around the world can participate in online learning activities. This collaboration was designed to increase knowledge of wildlife, and enhance respect for the dance we humans do with our local ecology.
This expedition is being led by Sharon Schafer, Wildlife Biologist from Nevada, U.S.A. Find more information about her inspiration, and view her art gallery at www.skydancestudio.com. Sharon is creating a live blog about her adventures and discoveries at www.skydanceblog.weebly.com.
This program has been made possible through the generosity of
The AFC Flag Expedition Program is a unique program established and operated by the Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC), making possible the artistic field study and rendering of unique threatened habitats, and rare or endangered species deserving of greater public attention. www.artistsforconservation.org