Two Deserts One Sky project
Paula Garret, Chair of Science Department
Thursday, May 24, 2018
This school year, Adelson sixth grade students were involved in a unique shared experience called Two Deserts – One Sky project. This innovative collaboration between Shri Jasnath Asan, an ashram in northwestern India, and environmental educators in southern Nevada, U.S.A. was implemented in fall of 2016. The goal was to connect students, ages 8-12, in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada with their peers in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan in an effort to promote global environmental education through fine art, photography, and science.
With both groups of students, Nevada artist and wildlife biologist, Sharon K. Schafer helped students experience project-based-learning on a global scale and gain an understanding of, not just the issues being faced in their community, but also of similar issues and concerns around the world. Students on both continents documented the natural history of their region with photographs. The project and the resulting photographic mural exhibit is committed to arid land environmental education and dedicated to fostering an understanding between cultures of our shared responsibilities to our fragile planet and to one another.
The exhibit will be on display from June 7th through August 10th, at the Nevada State Museum, located at the Springs Preserve.