Nurture Nature: Annenberg Project
Miklos and I have had the great fortune of getting to work with Charlie Annenberg Weingarten Founder of explore.org. Recently we completed an inspiring edit of Polar Bear footage from the Arctic that playted at the Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios.
Here is a link to that piece featured on Link TV
We have also delivered videos on Brown Bear footage from Alaska’s Katmai National Park. Something that has been coming up for me while logging all of this information is that wild animals have learned to be habituated to our behavior and that this trait is learned. Baby animals learn from their mothers how to coexist with us humans and get along for their survival. I truly feel that we as humans have lost touch with this basic knowledge of how to coexist with Nature and that once we begin to tap into this we can begin to Nurture Nature and coexist with our planet. It is like Charlie says “The mission is to allow people to observe nature, up close and personal, with the hope of falling in love with the world again.”
We may need to teach humanity how to connect with Nature.
Below are some inspiring quotes from Charles Annenberg Weingarten,
Founder of explore.org
“At explore.org our mantra is
‘Never Stop Learning.’
An inspired mind is a happy mind,
so let’s all learn together
and make this world a better place.”
“What you are looking at are some of the world’s great, natural cathedrals.”
“To champion the selfless acts of others, create a portal into the soul of humanity and inspire lifelong learning.
“I call explore.org’s live camera installations ‘Pearls of the Planet.’
The mission is to allow people to observe nature, up close and personal, with the hope of falling in love with the world again.”
The Arctic Polar Project was recently shown in Santa Monica and projected 100 feet wide
Here is a quick write up on the piece
Write up from explore.org
Polar Bears Invade Santa Monica!
Explore is on a mission to bring viewers closer to nature. Our series of live cams have streamed millions of hours of the wonders of the world – from salmon-snatching brown bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park, to African elephants roaming the Kenyan plains. Our new, interactive “Pearls of the Planet” experience creates an immersive environment for visitors to Skylight Studios. And now 100-foot polar bears are roaming the night walls in Santa Monica, California!
Stroll by the intersection of 2nd Street and Santa Monica Boulevard everyday from 6 PM to 11 PM PT now through January 3rd to catch stunning, larger-than-life scenes from our beautifully shot film “The Arctic“. Catch intimate views of polar bears roaming the frozen tundra and ghostly images of the Northern Lights dancing in the skies above Churchill, Canada.
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