Voices from the Land

“Voices From the Land; Digital Storytelling and Exchange Project.” Arts in Education of the Gorge, Friends of Pomaika'i School, KYUK, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Makana Aloha Foundation, Mills Davis Foundation, www.voicesfromtheland.org/about/.
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Fifth and sixth grade students have created digital stories to share their place-based examination of climate change in Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. Students in each state worked with teaching artists and their classroom teachers to study climate science, write their story, design storyboards, paint and utilize the iStopmotion application on the iPad to create animation films. Once the films were completed, the students shared them with one another and then connected via Skype to learn more about one another and how climate change is affecting their land, their communities and their cultural traditions. Filmmakers interviewed scientists, teachers, and students in each location to create an interview based, short documentary of each project.