THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE EPIC SURVIVAL STORY PROJECT:
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE INTERACTIVE STORY APP
designed by Kendall Digital Media Students
Epic Stories have Epic Impact through Imaging, Animation, Interactivity and Sound.
Here is a link to the app :
In Spring 2014 students will be adding new narrative stories, interactivity, motion graphics and adding educational content appropriate for schools to use for discussion and assessment.
Kendall and Kenowa Hill Public Schools Partner to create Multimedia Content for the Next Generation Standards that will be delivered through Digital Media. Katie Bush is their Middle School Science Curriculum Coordinator, she teaches 8th grade science. There are 150 science students that we will be interacting with throughout the course of developing this multimedia content. We will be advised by a Science Curriculum Consultant, Mike Burde from Kenowa Hills Public Schools, where Mike is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
We will be visiting Kenowa Hills Middle School in a Field Trip and via Skype sessions. Kenowa students will be involved by possibly coming to Kendall to have their voices recorded as actors for the main characters. Kendall Students will be product testing the App through out the semester with Kenowa students by visiting their classroom, showing storyboards and asking students and Middle School Faculty to look for specific Causes, Effects and Emotional Connections with the scientific content. Kenowa students will then visit with KCAD for the launch. 8 Middle School Science Faculty and interested Parents will be attending the launch of the Global Climate Change App at the end of the semester.
THE STORY: OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING...
Imagine the world in 2063 that is heating up and getting more crowded. The polar ice cap is melting, causing increasing water level and flooding; the temperature is rising, causing the permafrost to melt; the cities and industries have grown, producing increased levels of carbon and air pollution; violent weather events and diseases are greatly depleting our resources. How do we survive?
The students’ goal as concept and production artists and designers was to:
• Educate middle school students, ages 8-14 about Global Climate Change.
• Use a narrative to make the story of Climate Change Effects impactful in less then 40 seconds.
• Give an action plan for how to effect change now.
• Have an educational component to the app which can be used in classrooms for discussion and assessment.
SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES LIST
Follow the Site Map
Global Climate Change Epic Survival Story delivered via interactive Flash
- using the KCAD Interactive Framework
Outline of Epic Story: 30 second pitch: Demographics, Delivery System, Character Definition, Logline
Destinations: each destination is a sequential set of images with text boxes explaining the point in the story with titling.
Each destination has 4 main keyframes (these will be slightly animated and not to exceed 1 min total at 10 seconds per image)
• Problem Presented
• Problem Made Worse
• Characters Presented with a Survival Choice
• What happens when the Character made the survival choice
Educational Content for each story line created in collaboration with Science Experts and placed into the framework
Fix some of the existing design issues
Create infographics for each of the 10 destination landing pages
Site Map - the best way to view this is to download the PDF by clicking on the link and downloading instead of viewing in Google Drive's Preview.
Ideas for Surviving these situations in the next 50 years-
Assigned list Spring 2014:
... Deforestation in the Amazon Delta NASA
... Azwon Damn on the Nile Delta U Mich Article
... Rural Western Australia - Over Irrigation Garnaut Review
... Shipping lanes in the Arctic opening up causes potential war over oil - UCLA
... Angor Wat, Cambodia - Human Aggression due to Temperature Difference - NPR Article
... Maldives islands disappearing - Business Insider
... Air Pollution
... Population Growth and the Availability of Resources Declining
... Over Irrigation
... Emissions Issues
... heat waves
... extreme weather events
... rising temperature
... war over resources
... water level rising
... Lack of drinkable water
... Water is not Usable
... people around our anatgonist die
Global Warming - Who loses and who wins
Effects of Global Climate Change:
The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration and intensity of tropical storms. http://climate.nasa.gov/effects
Climate Change: CLIMATE REEL
Climate Time Machine - does this tell the story enough?
Can we tell the story through a person living in the future - trying to survive?
CLINICAL EXPRESSIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE:
NASA Teaching Tool:
Images of Change:
How can you express change?
EDUCATIONAL TOOLS FOR KIDS:
We will be following the Next Generation Science Standards for our project.
NASA has clearly broken down multimedia presentations that meet each standard.
We will be reviewing those projects and discussing how they meet the standards.
Science Standards: http://www.nsta.org/about/standardsupdate/
Middle School Science Standards: