Here On Earth

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The Water
Where I Live

Water separates the 5 boroughs in New York City. Manhattan is surrounded by 3 rivers and the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean controls our climate and weather patterns. How much do you know about the water where you live? Investigate this question by making a film, a poem, an audio recording or take a picture. Your contributions can make a difference for the future of our planet—share your voice!


Create an Ocean Story with the interactive poetry tool Emerge

We have gathered writing from our community of artists, scientists, and filmmakers around the theme of Ocean waters. Have a look. Engage in a new and playful way with Emerge by creating a found poem or a poem film.


Here On Earth started during the dark days of lockdown in the fall of 2020. Longing to feel more hopeful and make connections with friends far away, a group of filmmakers and educators from three different countries organized an online international film class providing media skills with a focus on water and cross-cultural collaboration to teenagers in Taiwan, London and New York City. We also created an interactive website in partnership with The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University to showcase the student artists’ work and to allow visitors to the site a chance to continue the meaningful conversation. For we are taking all that we have built and synthesizing it into this online space.

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