June 30, 2016
Environmental stewardship and leadership was the mission last week as Tarpum Bay welcomed Executive Director, Malia Cahill, and assistant, Tierra Bartolotti, of Hawaiian based Maui Huliau Foundation. The Maui Huliau Foundation is a nonprofit that promotes environmental literacy through community-based educational experiences.
On June 18th, 20th and 21st local students participated in a Youth Filmmaking Workshop led by Cahill and Bartolotii, in partnership with the Bahamas Plastic Movement, Space 2 Create, and the Eleuthera Arts & Cultural Center.
According to organisers, the workshop began with students learning the basics of pre-production, filmmaking and editing in order to share their messages of environmental concern. The first assignment was to practically use their new skills to document a beach clean-up at Northside beach, Rock Sound, sponsored by Norton Point and the Rotary Club of Eleuthera and organised by the Bahamas Plastic Movement, Space To Create and The Preston Albury High School Eco Club.
The clean-up offered students the opportunity to take note of how plastic pollution affects marine life and youth were also inspired to create their own videos.
In just a few days students produced creative videos that can be found on YouTube under the Bahamas Plastic Movement account. The videos were also presented to the community the last evening of the workshop, spreading the message of pollution prevention and conservation.
By Spice Media Group