We are in the process of implementing a public mural at our school entrance. The goal of the mural is to teach the community about the importance of protecting our natural resources and environment. This public mural is highly visible to the community and is located in the heart of South Beach.
We have chosen to use the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals as the basis for this mural. Through a series of brainstorm session this summer with students, teachers, parents, and administration- we chose the following focus UN SDG goals that are unique to Miami Beach.
We decided to focus on sustainable goals: Life on Land, Life Under Water, Climate Change, and Quality Education.
The mural was designed by local Miami Artists - Tratos, @11tratos and the most exciting part is that it will be a smart phone enabled Augmented Reality (AR) experience that will bring the mural to life before your eyes! Before It’s Too Late, a non-profit we are working with on this project, is focused on sustainability and resiliency”. Watch the embedded video from one of their most recent projects to get an idea of the exciting experience- http://www.beforeitstoolate.earth/liberty-gardens-park.html!
Our goal with this project is to engage the students in creating this mural by involving them from the beginning design phase to the end implementation phase, where they will be involved in painting the mural with artists Juan Travieso and Katerina Martinez. During the augmented reality portion, children from our Miami Beach South Pointe elementary school’s online classes will be featured in a video that they have created, speaking on the UN Sustainable goals. We also wish to educate our school and beach community on sustainability issues prevalent in Miami Beach.
This is a truly unique collaboration where student voices have been heard in every step of the process. It will have a lasting imprint on the South Beach community.
We are seeking funding to continue the process of creating this mural. We are now seeking funding for the AR (augmented reality) balance of this mural.
Thank you so much for your consideration.