Repainting Wildlife

Senior Capstone
Spring 2017

Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate because of human-caused factors such as poaching, pollution, and habitat loss. Repainting Wildlife is a concept for helping students understand that as species and habitats are being erased, there is an opportunity for humans to make a difference. The Repainting Wildlife Endangered Species kit will educate students on the human-caused factors for endangerment and extinction, and provide the tools for them to spread awareness and take action.

 
 
 
 

Repainting Wildlife

The Problem

Since 1996, it’s been calculated that around 3,000 animals become extinct each year, and almost 11,000 are currently on the endangered list. Extinction is a natural process, but conservationists believe that it is happening up to 10,000 times faster than normal because of human actions. By destroying habitats, illegally capturing and killing animals, and polluting the oceans, humanity threatens the balance of our world and the future of these magnificent creatures.

 
 
 
 

Repainting Wildlife

The Goals

  • To educate students on the human-caused factors of endangered species and why these species are important to our Earth’s ecosystem.

  • To create empathy by emphasizing that once a species is extinct, it is gone forever.

  • To inspire students to spread awareness about endangered species and to live a more sustainable life.

 
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Repainting Wildlife

Posters

Posters are included in the Repainting Wildlife kit, encouraging students to hang them in public spaces (i.e. around school) in order to spread awareness about endangered species.

 
 

Repainting Wildlife

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Repainting Wildlife

Process and Presentation