Homebase: Roberts Creek
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE
The Jellyfish Project "Climate A-Chord" presentation can be delivered live in schools, or as a virtual, interactive experience via streaming. Our presentation inspires youth to action by sharing a viable vision for a healthy, equitable and sustainable society, while highlighting how they can make an impact on a personal as well as a systems-change level to address the biggest crises of our times: the environmental and climate emergencies. The presentations are delivered by professional, young, eco-conscious musicians, and are interwoven with musical performance.
School Year: 22-23
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: 6 - 12
Duration: 45-60 mins
Tech Requirements: In-school: large screen, projector, tech support person. Virtual: Wi-Fi, laptops or screen, mic, speakers, tech support person.
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual
The presentation features musical performances by a Jellyfish Project band interspersed with a TED Talk-style presentation and Q&A. Our message of hope helps to mitigate the fear and helplessness students may feel by empowering them with the knowledge that they can become instruments of change. The Jellyfish Project's primary presenters are Laura Mina Mitic and Pat Ferguson from the band Carmanah. Since 2014 they have delivered the JFP presentation to over 100 schools from Vancouver Island to Windsor, ON. On their travels and consistent with their values, Carmanah lessens their ecological footprint by fueling their tour vehicle with used vegetable oil procured from restaurants along the way. Laura and Pat are passionate about using art as a form of activism. Their music is a portal to speak about the urgent need for systemic change to deal with the climate crisis.
The Jellyfish Project delivered a presentation at my school in Regina when I was a kid. It lit a fire under me that has never been put out. My eyes and mindset widened; I felt empowered and connected to the world and the crisis we're facing for the first time ever. Now, at 25, that presentation still reminds me that I am empowered to make a change and I have chosen to spend my professional and personal time working to fight the climate crisis and build a more sustainable world. Samira Wagner, Vancouver, the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, & Tsleil-Waututh Nations - March 2022
The Jellyfish Project visited our school last week and they were awesome. The presentation was polished and professional, and the message was clear. The students were clearly engaged, as shown by their questions and comments. The music, delivered by two members of the band Carmanah, was ridiculously impressive. Dave Stoddart, Teacher, Pender Harbour Secondary School - February 2020
The entire performance package was completely impressive. I rarely see that in high school message performances. I think a huge part of this was the presenters themselves. They were completely professional, engaging, phenomenal speakers, well-informed, confident/competent, reachable...the whole package! Not to mention WOW were they fabulous musicians! Their music was really accessible for students as well. You did a fantastic job creating a moving, real and relevant presentation for youth. Kaia Nielsen, Teacher, The Spider Program, Sunshine Coast BC - February 2020