Thanks to the Jefferson Trust and the UVA Committee on Sustainability, Write Climate, in year 3, is taking art-for-climate into Charlottesville High School. Nine UVa students, artist Amanda Nelsen and Envi Sci Professor Deborah Lawrence are working with two teachers and 80 9th graders in Environmental Science. We are going into the classrooms every other week, teaching some climate science and then working with plastic. An afterschool art ‘club’ every week is open to anybody at the high school. We are also holding workshops on grounds so students not in the class can join, along with high schoolers and members of the community. Our local news channel showed up this past Saturday!
We’re doing another workshop on grounds this Saturday, and more in March. And we’ll be debuting the piece on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22. Join us if you can and please share on your social media, with #writeclimate. and like us on Facebook.