Here on Earth: Ocean Waters

You will create unique video works about the ocean around us with students from around the world.

Explore the ocean around us with artists and scientists and create your own unique media artwork. Share experiences of ocean life and culture in your home city with other young people living in New York, Taiwan and London! Get the chance to collaborate with each other across cultures to create unique art works.

In the final phase of the project the films will be showcased on an interactive website, where viewers will be able to creatively respond to the films with their own poems, stories, and ideas using digital creative writing tools developed by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University.

This project is presented by the University for Life and Peace.

The ocean controls our climate and weather patterns. How much do you know about the water?

Did you know that oysters used to be much more popular than pizza in NYC?

Did you know that London is a coastal city and that the Thames is tidal?

Did you know that each seafood has its season?

Did you know that humpback whales have even been spotted stranded under London Bridge?

Did you know that prehistoric horseshoe crabs can be found crawling around in Jamaica Bay?

Do you know what the ancient London tradition of “mudlarking” is?


Phase 1

Take the media skills workshop.

Dates & Times

November 14-December 19, 2020
Every Saturday, no class on November 28th

9:30am-11:00am New York
2:30pm-4:00pm  London
10:30pm-12:00am Taiwan

Important Dates

January 9, 2021 Proposal deadline for creating a project in Phase 2

Phase 2

Create a short video work with a mentor.

Dates & Times

Jan 23-Mar 20, 2021
Every other Saturday

Phase 3

Program Earth Day Film Festival

Dates & Times

Apr 3-17, 2021

Important Dates

Apr 22, 2021
Earth Day Film Festival, Youth panel discussion, and interactive site experience

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