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Lesson Plans


A&E discussion & resources

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Lynn Hull (ecoartHulll)
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 19:37:19 -0400


Hi to the A &E discussion participants. I'm available as a resource about
ecological art, written sources, and artist contacts. If anyone has an
environmental issue they would be interested in dealing with in their
community, I can try to let you know about artists who might be dealing
with those issues. Also, I'm seeing lots of references to Frank Loyd
Wright and Paolo Soleri, both of whose work I admire, but I'm wondering if
you have seen the more recent work on building with natural materials in
such books as THE STRAWBALE HOUSE and THE NATURAL HOUSE BOOK ....
I have a question for the bilingual students at Tucson. I'm
beginning a project in Mexico which includes an element of environmental
education on Bats (the night flying ones, not the sport ones). There is
apparently a current urban legend in Mexico about a giant people eating bat
going around; unfortunately it's having the effect of people destroying
colonies of bats who are vital pollinators and insect eaters. Can anyone
tell me this legend and the name of the terrifying character? I think
Guillermo Gomez Pena used it recently on NPR and said "It does exist"
meaning it was a myth about the dark side of human nature, but now I'm very
concerned about informing people that bats are helpful creatures in need of
protection.
Someone brought up the issue of starting connecting kids with
nature. What more vital connection would be possible than helping solve a
real environmental issue in their community, partly through art?
Sorry to run on so long----Lynne Hull

P.S. Bibliography of Environmental art books listed under teacher
references on the website.