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Message in a Bottle

We spent January and February 2018 working on the issue of oceanic plastic pollution. In coordination with SF Surfrider, we hosted an educational assembly. The call to action focused on our school’s artistic passion: participating in Surfrider’s Message in a Bottle advocacy show. Trailblazed by student liaisons in every art department, and teacher allies leading classroom lesson plans that joined plastic pollution topics with the curriculum, we pulled together over 200 students to contribute pieces representing 11 different art forms. On the big weekend at the Palace of Fine Arts, among many professional works from the San Francisco creative community, we filled a room with 100 2D and 3D art from poetry to sculpture, painting to video montage. On Sunday, we capped the experience with a 16 student performance program. We showcased slam poetry, orchestra collaborations, choreographed dances, vocalists and a documentary film. Through the arts, we educated and engaged a pass-through audience of over 2,000 people. Project Plastic Pollution remains the Over the weekend we engaged and educated a pass-through audience of over 2,000 people. Project Plastic Pollution remains largest enterprise enterprise we’ve ever taken on.