Homebase: Roberts Creek
The Jellyfish Project's primary presenters are Laura Mina Mitic and Pat Ferguson from the band Carmanah. Since 2014 they have delivered The Jellyfish Project presentation to 100 schools from Vancouver Island to Windsor, ON. Passionate about using art as a form of activism, the duet finds music to be the best way to speak about the urgent need for systemic change to deal with climate change. On their travels both near and far, and consistent with their values, Carmanah lessens their ecological footprint by fuelling their tour vehicle with used vegetable oil procured from restaurants along the way.
From booking the event to the actual presentation, the team at The Jellyfish Project went above and beyond. The organizers and presenters were genuine, passionate, knowledgeable, and very well-spoken. The live performance added depth to the slideshow presentation and captured the attention of students and staff. The content was relevant, age-appropriate, had depth, and very much connected to our curriculum. From teaching about environmental awareness to providing useful tips on how to take action, the messages shared by The Jellyfish Project are invaluable and are vitally important for our youth. This is a fantastic presentation that we would highly recommend booking! The musicians were very engaging and their original music was very catchy and upbeat. The kids loved the music and the pictures that accompanied the music were also very à propos to the theme of environmental stewardship. Finally, the educational materials that were sent in advance of the presentation were also great for building student awareness and understanding of environmental stewardship. Again, thanks so much for your musical presentation and I look forward to having you return to our school again in the future. C. Brockway, Sullivan Heights Secondary, Surrey - April 2019
Grade Suitability: Grade 4 - 12
Duration: 45-60 mins including Q&A
Tech Requirements: digital projector, large screen
Fee Range: $1,045 - $1,245 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
The Jellyfish Project (JFP) provides a unique educational experience to learn about ocean health and climate change via a music performance by a band, followed by a captivating slide presentation. The music grabs the students' attention setting the stage for the powerful and hopeful messages that follow. Students are left feeling empowered to become stewards of the planet. The JFP model is for young musicians (20's-30's) to deliver the presentation because students seem to be receptive to information coming from people in a younger demographic. So far, 220 schools and 115,000 students have experienced the JFP presentation. "Carmanah" has been our primary band for five years and they are excited about inspiring and motivating lots more students in the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking forward to adding more bands to our roster to expand our reach, and to present in French. Have a look at our testimonials - http://www.thejellyfishproject.org/testimonials.