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Re: A&E.A

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kate/Ron Hirschi (gresham.10)
Sun, 9 Nov 1997 17:39:03 -0500

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Susan,

Do try to work with an owl expert first. But, I don't think any pygmy owls
are endangered.
Regardless, habitat destroyed is habitat destroyed. You can't replace it.
But, you might be able to find some other area in need of restoring.

Exploration of natural owl habitat can be a great way to get some
photographic art to work with in ways that can call attention to the growth
in Tuscon. Play Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi. Maybe find a way to design
the new school with the natural habitat in mind. Partial underground
construction?

Ron Hirschi

>How can we involve kids in the art of their community that has a tie to
>the environment. The current issue in Tucson that is causing a lot of
>controversy is school overcrowding. The school distric has picked a
>site to build a new school; however, they are running across problems
>because it is natural habitat of the endangered pigmy owl. Lynne Hull
>has done many sculpture installations for wildlife habitat enhancement
>to express concerns for endangered life cycles. How do you think we can
>involve children with respect to art in this situation? Maybe would
>could talk to various scientists to see if the land for the new school
>is indeed a natural habitat for the pigmy owls and involve the children
>in some kind of art project to make the community aware and help take
>part in either relocating the owls or finding a new site. Any thoughts
>as to art projects for this situation?
>
>Susan Stinson


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