Sunday, November 30, 2014

Future Bear + Kids = Education Fun!!!!

This semester Rachel Simmons' Printmaking class from Rollins College and students from Park House Academy have been making Future Bear inspired projects. They made screen prints, digital images and relief prints based on Future Bear, but driven by collaborative dialogue between Rollins undergraduate and Park House student partners.  Working together, these students have pushed Future Bear's original narrative into new areas by creating board games, card games, posters, and T-shirts.  Regardless of the object, the goal is to educate people about Future Bear's mission to educate people about our impact on the environment. 






Friday, June 27, 2014

Future STEM w/ Upward Bound


Future Bear is a science fiction story deeply connected to current debates about climate change. The nature of the debate is secondary to a historical fact, since the late nineteenth century we have argued about how to manage the environment. The Future Bear story engages with that history in myriad ways, but the theme gives us a change to talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the public sphere.   Hence, we were lucky enough to present to Upward Bound students doing their summer residency at Rollins. Upward Bound is a federal program that encourages high school students to attend college.  These students participate in Saturday student session during the year and summer residency geared around academic achievement.  The Future Bear presentation was merely one of several STEM related activities they will be doing this summer.  It was a great event and they asked smart questions. Find out more about the Rollins College Upward Bound program here.