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Webinar Explores Student Photography Contest

Length: 66 min.
Place: United States

In this webinar, we discuss the Global Oneness Project's new student photography contest, Document Your Place on the Planet. Inspired by our film Earthrise, we challenge and encourage teens to enter a student photography contest to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day. The Earthrise photograph was an impetus behind the environmental movement and the founding of Earth Day, which was created 50 years ago on April 22, 1970. 

We are all sheltering at home as we experience the coronavirus pandemic taking place around the world. How might we consider this moment in time and history? How might we reimagine and redefine the meaning of home?

Joining us is Executive Director of the Global Oneness Project Cleary Vaughan-Lee and Mary Ellen Newport, high school ecology teacher at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Cleary discusses the inspiration behind the project and the project details and Mary Ellen shares how she piloted this contest in her classroom as well as how she plans to implement the contest this semester.

Student work is shared throughout this hour. 

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Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968.