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Overnight in the Cederberg

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Samuel Strand, 12 years old, grew up in South Africa, surrounded by the beauty and wildness of this open, diverse country. He spends his free time venturing out into the wilderness, exploring the mountains…

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- May 13, 2013
Water Scarcity

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Do you know how much water you waste? Izilwane teamed up with American University and the School of Communication's Visual Literacy taught by Kimberley R. Williams. After watching the film Call…

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- Apr 29, 2013
Nature is Dying

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Izilwane teamed up with American University and the School of Communication's Visual Literacy class, taught by Kimberley R. Williams. After watching the film Call of Life, students determined…

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- Apr 18, 2013
Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

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The decision to pursue conservation biology came after an incredible and intense 14 months of traveling through South America. There was no one moment or epiphany, no strike of clarity, just a slow and…

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- Mar 20, 2013
Teenaged Climber Takes Growing Up to New Heights

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Dating. Homework. High school dances. Where to go to college? Life for many teenagers is already full of the challenges of growing up. But at 15 years old, mountaineer Jordan Romero is taking “up” to a…

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- Jan 21, 2013
The American Landscape: The Background Story

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One American University student explores the untold stories of the mountains of garbage that Americans throw away every day. She sets out to photograph not only the trash we discard but also the effects…

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- Jan 07, 2013
Children's Book Author Crusades for Tibetan Wildlife

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Author Naomi Rose talks with Izilwane about her new children’s book, Where Snow Leopard Prowls, Tibet’s rare wildlife, and the importance of protecting Tibet’s fragile ecosystems.

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- Nov 05, 2012
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project

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Through the Taos Youth Art and Biodiversity Project, Izilwane hoped to educate young children about conservation by connecting the human animal to the natural world. With simple, grassroots publicity,…

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- Jul 17, 2012
Children and Conservation: An art gallery from nature

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Izilwane helps teach children about the importance of conservation through artistic expression. In the summer of 2011, Izilwane interns Carolyn Lopez and Anne Da Silva developed and conducted a series…

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- Nov 14, 2011
Taos Youth Biodiversity Art Project: Giving Children a Global Voice

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Join our eager interns as they work to educate children about the natural world and the need to protect it through art.

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- Oct 17, 2011