Action for Earth: Out with the New, In with the Old
Library program engages students, families and the larger community
in a program to eliminate invasive species on their trails.
Created by over 6,000 children, families, librarians, environmental leaders, teachers, principals, and community leaders from across Romeo and Washington Township, Michigan, this mosaic mural represents the unique process of collaboration where participants use art with a message to share their personal perspective on solutions to their community’s environmental challenges and the beauty of the nature that surrounds them.
Families not only had a chance to create artwork at special public mural days but also had the opportunity to submit artwork from their schools and connect their artwork creation to an action project in which they participated in helping to remove invasive species from the local trail network.
The mosaic was unveiled in June 2010 where participants had the chance to look up their artworks and find their location in the giant mosaic using the Project S.N.A.P. Online Art Museum.
We couldn't wait to see how each of our artworks fit into the big picture. It was exciting to go out on our trails and help remove invasive species and then come back to the library and see the wonderful mosaic that we created together!