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<div><b>One Cubic Foot</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>An Initiative of the Seneca Park Zoo Society in the Genesee River</b></div><div><br></div><div>Photographer and environmentalist David Liittschwager has been documenting the biodiversity of ecosystems around the globe for more than a decade. Using a one cubic foot frame set into nature, he records everything that moves in and out of the cube within the equivalent of a 24 hour period, and creates a stunningly beautiful portrait of the rich biodiversity of one tiny piece of the world, whether in the rain-forest in Costa Rica, in a treetop in Capetown, in the coral reef, in Central Park, and now, in the Genesee River. Liittschwaager is the author of A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity and numerous other books of photography of endangered plants and animals. His work has been featured by National Geographic.</div><div><br></div><div>The Seneca Park Zoo replication of One Cubic Foot in the basin of the Genesee River – to assess and spotlight the health of the Genesee River – provides a portrait of the biodiversity in its ecosystem. Once declared one of the United States’ most polluted rivers, the Genesee River is being brought back to life through the efforts of many, allowing the reintroduction of North American river otter and lake sturgeon. By providing invaluable scientific information and baseline data regarding the plant and animal species now living the in the Genesee, One Cubic Foot heightens awareness of water quality and other environmental issues in the river.</div><div><br></div><div>Liittschwager’s work in the Genesee River is made possible by the Seneca Park Zoo Society, the Lost Bird Project, and the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">The Genesee Community Charter School</span></b><span style="font-size:16px;"> is located on the campus of the Rochester Museum &amp; Science Center in Rochester, NY. Our curriculum focuses on local history and the natural world and—as an EL Education school - students are immersed in three interdisciplinary learning expeditions each year. Classes frequently venture into the community for purposeful and rigorous field studies integral to their ongoing learning experiences. Music, visual arts, dance, and creative movement are integrated into the academic and social life at Genesee Community Charter School. The school is nationally recognized for its implementation of the EL Education model and its approach to arts integration. </span></div><div><br></div> www.gccschool.org
docs.google.com About this Project "Give children a chance to love the earth before you ask them to save it." - David Sobel For the students at GCCS, the Genesee River and its surrounding area serve as the curricular lens to learn about science, geography, and social history. Kindergarten through fifth grade stu...
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