Vancouver film school students use multimedia to teach biodiversity

23 08 2010

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The term biodiversity can be somewhat daunting and difficult to understand considering it has a vast array of meaning in the study of ecology.  I could try to explain it here with the use of words and little more, but that would defeat the purpose of this blog post.

In the past one would have to go to the library to find books about the subject or attend classes in ecology and other biological sciences to determine exactly what biodiversity means and how it affects us all.

In the past few years one could easily find ample information on the topic on Wikipedia, but again it is mostly in the form of text with a few images scattered here and there.

But today, with it’s current technology and interactive media there are new and innovative ways of engaging and educating people about biological topics, such as biodiversity.

This animated film created by students from the Vancouver Film School’s Digital Design program is a perfect example of such tools that can gain the attention of the masses and highlighting the importance of environmental stewardship.

It is only the beginning of this movement but with talent and projects such as this, our planet and all of us will only benefit.

For more information about harnessing the power of interactive media and the Internet to educate others about ecology, conservation, and the environment keep and eye out for future posts on this blog and visit EcoActive on Facebook and EcoActiveSean on Twitter.

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