Environmental PSAs (Spring 2022)
The PSA workshop – a part of Mission STEMCAP – focuses on strategies of communication. Students create posters that broke down key issues and educated people about environmental challenges.
After focusing on issues of environmental injustice, unequal distribution of waste, and overconsumption of resources, students created collages and/or drawings that represent the environment they grew up in. Then, after pondering solutions, students created collages representing their ideal ecosystem.
Using inoculator rods and various species of bacteria, students drew virtually invisible artworks on agar plants. The bacterial growth over time, revealed the true colors of the bacteria they used. Students learned about the nature of bacteria growth and explored a medium that allows artists to partner with natural processes and living things.