Shri Jasnath Asan, Rajasthan, India
Photo © Shri Jasnath Asan, 2016
24 Feb 208
I am pleased to announce that the Two Deserts, One Sky project had its first event for 2018 in Rajasthan this afternoon. Back in southern Nevada, Paula Jacoby-Garrett and her 6th grade Earth Science class at Adelson Educational Campus has already been following my posts and studying the Rajasthan’s Thar Desert and their own Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada.
Today I introduced the Rajasthan Students to their Nevada counterparts. Each Rajasthani student received a letter and a picture from the Adelson students in southern Nevada. They will in turn create a letter in response that I will photograph and email back to Adelson. (More direct contact was a scheduling nightmare since we have a 13.5 hour time difference between locations)
It is our hope that by getting a conversation going between cultures on different continents we will help each group realize that there is far more that unites us than divides us. The Two Deserts, One Sky Project is committed to fostering an understanding between cultures of our shared responsibilities to our fragile planet and to one another.
At the crack of dawn, tomorrow, the we will head out to Karmalai Pond, about 2K from the ashram, and arrive there just as the sun is coming up. Some of the students returning from last time offered to act act as mentors for the new students and help teach them how to use binoculars and cameras. Concentrating primarily on learning the art of birdwatching, we will be carefully observing the area and photographing what we encounter. We will let you know what we find.
Panchla Siddha, India
Sharon K. Schafer
I paint, photograph, and speak about wild places in an act of reciprocity that is as vital to me as heartbeat or breath.
My interest in the magic and mystery of the natural world lies at the intersection of art and science.
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