Positioned at the convergence of science and art, the Environmental Visual Communication program is designed to fill a recognized void of individuals who possess a blend of environmental science skills and the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences.
Highlighted below are case studies from working professionals using conservation communications and a mix of deliverables to share a message.
Case Study #1
A contemporary account of the emerging genre of conservation photography is explored through the voices and imagery of some of the best conservation communicators working today. Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large Michael Nichols, and conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. The narrative is accompanied by stunning photographic contributions from over 40 conservation photographers to illustrate the convergence between the conservation and photography realms.
Case Study #2
We often forget that we are a part of nature. If we could remember this simple fact, perhaps we would be more inclined to protect the plants, animals, and environments that share our planet. This multimedia production is about breaking down the distinction between the man-made world and the natural one. Connecting with nature in this way can profoundly change our world view, and might just inspire us to appreciate and take care of our amazing world.
Case Study #3
In every season of the year, the Arctic pulses with life. Caribou migrate to the coastal plains in the spring to give birth to their young. In the summer, birds from across the world float on arctic lakes and wetlands. As summer turns into winter, polar bears venture out onto the growing ice to feed. Even through the long winter, coral reefs thrive below the ice. For "To The Arctic", Florian Schulz captured stunning photographs that showcase the broad variety of life in the arctic – from expansive landscape panoramas, to the marvels of the underwater world.
His book is a complementary visual communication endeavour that is a companion piece to an IMAX film. Learn more about this project here:
Case Study #4
Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.
Case Study #5
In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity. Soundtrack by Philip Glass.
Case Study #6
A website and advocacy campaign between a corporation and a NGO.
http://wwf.ca/conservation/species/polar_bears_icoke.cfm and http://www.icoke.ca/extras/polarbear
Revised: February 14, 2012