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Student-created art related to environmental and sustainability education

In recent years OISE faculty and students have been working to raise awareness and encourage action on Environmental and Sustainability Education through the creation of a series of environmental art installations.  Some of these are part of the 'Take the Stairs' Campaign, that forms a walking art gallery in the main stairwell of the OISE building, encouraging the OISE community to take the stairs, rather than elevators, (thereby conserving the energy of the elevators and improving the health and wellness of the walkers).  These artworks highlight a range of issues, including the environmental rights of children; the Fatal Light Awareness Program for birds, nature-based learning, the Cardinal Directions, and sustainability practices.  Others are found in OISE classrooms and the library.  For more information on each one, please click on the links below.


FLAP 1.0:  for the Birds: To see prints created to raise awareness of the Fatal Light Awareness Program by B.Ed students, click here.

Growing in New Directions: To view details of a mixed-media art installation celebrating indigenous people, plants and the Cardinal Directions, created in partnership with grade 3 students at our  Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Studies, click here.

Turning over a New Leaf:  To examine the clay and metal tree installation focused on sustainability practices made by B.Ed students, click here.

Turn it Off!: To view this project that uses light switch stickers made by primary and secondary students to encourage energy conservation, click here.

Growing Knowledge: To look at some close-up pictures of the murals pieces created in partnership with grade 1 students at our Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Studies, click here.
 
Environmental Rights of the Child Art Installation: To examine this art installation created in partnership with grade 6 students at our Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Studies, click here.
 
Teach for the Earth, Teach for the Future: To look at this art work focused on nature-based learning by B.Ed students, click here.
 
FLAP 2.0/For the Birds: To look at this art work focused on the plight of birds in urban environments, created by B.Ed students, click here.

The Garden Towers Project:  To learn more about this clay art installation that celebrates the OISE Community Learning Garden, created by OISE students and faculty, click here. 

Bee the Change:  To see the drawings and text of this art installation created by OISE students and faculty that explores the challenges faced by Ontario bees, click here.

On a Wing & a Prayer:  For more on this installation that uses recycled materials to raise awareness of issues faced by Ontario butterflies, click here.

 

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