Environmental Art Project

According to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation,more than a million birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die every year from eating or getting entangled in plastic. Often times sea animals see floating plastic bags and confuse them for food (like jelly fish)  In addition Jellyfish blooms are spiking at an alarming rate, and scientist believe that  human induced stresses like overfishing, habitat modification, eutrophication, and climate change are contributors.

Library/Media Specialist, Andrea Zampitella, Connect and Commit’s Lauren Winterer, and WHS students are working alongside the Griffin Museum of Photography to produce a  large-scale jellyfish sculpture made from recycled materials that will be displayed in conjunction with artist’s Jerry Takigawa, Robert Rindler, David Welch and Jeremy Underwood work at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

The show runs from April 9 – June 5, 2015.  Interested students should contact Ms. Z at azampitella@winchesterps.org

Help contribute to our communal sculpture by:

Picking up trash (gloves available in library)

Adding trash (specifically plastic) to our jelly fish sculpture

In progress photos:

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