Hi again! In the ecology and art web page there was a question of, what
ecological issues are important in your community? In Tucson there are so
many construction developments expanding. With this expansion
plants are not the only ones being affected but also the animals. The owl
is endanger of becoming extinct and the roadrunner is "coming into the
homes" for that is what is being said in the news. But in reality people
are coming into their homes and hand feeding them. In latter years the
roadrunner will be like the pigeons in downtown, dependent on people to
hand feed them.
Another question I would like to answer is, how can we involve kids in the
art of their community that has a tie to the environment? One of the most
effective was would be to take a field trip to Gates Pass. This is about
15 minutes west of central Tucson. There the children could hike though
the mountain and see the colors of the sky and of the sunset. During the
field trip the children could sketch with color pencils what they see.
With this hopefully they will get an idea that their environment is full
of art. There are also children's musems that might help with this.