Saturday, January 23, 2010
I came across this web site the other day: Arctic Stories.
This site came about as a result of the friendship between three people - Peter Lourie, Paul and Jody Shepson. Their passionate concern about climate change and love for the natural environment, and a grant from the National Science Foundation to Paul, created the opportunity to capture, in the form of "Video Storytelling," the voices of the Arctic, and the scientists who study it.
I like the approach of using video footage and great pictures to tell a story and to try to move and reach the visitor of that web site in a certain way.
As they say on their web site
The beauty of the Arctic, its precious and fragile nature, its critical role in maintaining a stable climate for the planet, and the rapid rate of change that is occurring there must all be conveyed to the general public. Here, through digital story telling, we put a human face on science, life, societies, and the natural world in the Arctic.
Take a look at the project. It's worth it.