Fishes Feed Us - Partners
sponsors, partners, collaborators
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Our "seed" sponsor was:
Conservation for the Oceans Foundation
Leonard Sonnenschein, Pres/CEO
The Conservation for the Oceans Foundation is a call to action. Its mission is to create a fundamental transformation in human consciousness, concerning the crisis of the oceans and the climate and to discover what actions we might take individually and jointly to save our oceans, save the planet, and save each others.
& The World Aquarium
Leonard Sonnenschein, Pres/CEO
The World Aquarium is an extension of St. Louis Children's Aquarium, which began serving the community with a public aquarium in 1971. Our commitment to excellence involves developing conservation awareness of our aquatic world by promoting the wonders of water, which focus on hands-on learning about the Mississippi River, Amazon River and the connecting oceans.
The United Nations Environment Programme
Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
The UNEP New York City Office
UNEP's NYC Office was our performance site partner, coordinating all aspects of the on-site production for the "Fishes Feed Us" performance on June 5, 2007 as part of the UN's World Environment Day celebration on the UN Plaza. http://www.nyo.unep.org
PS124 Elementary School, NYC
Principal, Alice Hom
This school, located in the heart of Chinatown in New York City, supports an inquiry-based, problem solving approach to learning, where real-world problems are used to challenge students to be critical thinkers as well as to make their learning real, meaningful and purposeful. Principal Hom coordinated on-site rehearsals and participation details for her thirty 4th & 5th graders who were our "Fishes Feed Us" performers.
BLOG DESIGN & HOST:
a premiere partner
The OneOcean.org website is a rich and comprehensive resource on the Philippine experience in coastal resource management, which spans over two decades and is looked up to for models of best practices in community-based and local government-driven coastal management.
The FISH Project
Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest
Cebu City, The Philippines
Kochi Konther Asar
a world children's organization
Kochi Kontho means young voices. This organization is about building a world coalition of children, ready to share their experiences, stories, traditions, talents with other children and others who care to listen. Also to use the arts to promote understanding, peace, hope, and a better quality of life.
Marine Research Foundation - Asia
Dr. Nicolas J. Pilcher, Executive Director
Established to further the understanding of marine ecosystems and their associated diverse flora and fauna in Southeast Asia and other Indo-Pacific sites, the Foundation carries out a number of projects related to biodiversity assessment and conservation, and seeks to provide management-oriented solutions to Government administrations and conservationists.
The Masbate City CRMIC
is a program of the
Masbate City Coastal Resource Management
Masbate City, The Philippines
Esperanza [Jaja] Danao, CRMIC Coordinator
The CRMIC is an educational facility run by Masbate City focused on coastal and marine management. Using interpretive and interactive approaches to promote environmental citizenship and stewardship, it hopes to create an eco-centric learning landscape that gives people a sense of place and connects them with their natural environment. Jaja was the kids blog coordinator for CRMIC.
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High School for Environmental Studies, NYC
In 1992, HSES was created to become a model in urban environmental education and an exemplary high school overall, by promoting environmentally literate citizenry in a rigorous college preparatory program.
Institute for Collaborative Education, NYC
John Pettinato: Principal
Meryl Meisler: Coordinator of animation project
ICE is one of the 332 empowerment small schools in New York City. Its students [grades 6-12] complete projects, develop portfolios of their best work, and offer multi-media presentations that demonstrate their deep understanding of subject matter. Students from Meryl Meisler's new media class designed the small animations of fishes and other marine creatures that you will find on these project web-pages.
Pacem in Maribus XXXII (Peace in the Oceans) - Waves of Change is a global, interactive conference [November 5-8, 2007 in Malta] and 2-year public awareness campaign initiated by the International Ocean Institute (IOI). This global effort will break new ground by engaging women and youth in addressing climate change, ocean threats and sustainable ocean governance.
Tim Gunther got a degree in aquatic science but was so enthralled with the beauty of marine life, that he then studied scientific illustration, which is his current career. His clients include the Smithsonian, the Monterey Bay aquarium and others. He volunteered to produce two logos for our "Fishes Feed Us" project, which created a professional look to our initial outreach to potential partners. This is invaluable! [We hope to make the logos into fundraising t-shirts]. Tim's great to work with too.
Click here to view both logos
& here for Tim's website
The Ocean Futures Society (OFS)
Dr. Richard Murphy, our education advisor
The Ocean Futures Society is lead by Jean-Michel Cousteau, a son of the famous ocean explorer and filmmaker, Jacques Cousteau. OFS creates stunning documentary films on our underwater world for PBS television, operates an "Ambassadors of the Environment" program for youth, produces fabulous multimedia educational materials, and a new book: "America's Underwater Treasures" [wildlife/not gold!] will be published soon. OFS generously provided ASCI with multimedia educational materials on the problems, value, and sustainability of our ocean reefs. We presented this CD-Rom to our NYC students to inform them, capture their imaginations, and [successfully] recruit their participation in our "Fishes Feed Us" project.
ASCI Board President & photographer
Marcia was responsible for taking all the "still" photos of our "Fishes Feed Us" performance at the United Nations Plaza on June 5, 2007.
Artist: Lisa Studier
inspiration for fishes costume-objects
Lisa is a talented New York City artist whose reductive woodblock printed "portraits" of individual fish species "give a sense of dignity and identity to the individual, and by extension, a collective face to the previously anonymous species we so easily dismiss as seafood or sport." [from Lisa's Artist Statement] Cynthia Pannucci, ASCI's Director, was inspired by Lisa's fishes, and based her three designs [sea bass, ocean catfish, and anchovy] on them to create the thirty, hand-painted, cardboard costume-objects for the "Fishes Feed Us" performance. It is VERY unusual that an artist will allow another to do this, which demonstrates Lisa's humanitarian nature!
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