Submitted by Laura Florence, Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS)
High school students at Ypsilanti Community High School merged art, science, and math in a project inspired by the work of climate change artist and science communicator, Jill Pelto. YCHS Algebra 2 classes observed Jill Pelto’s climate change artwork, engaged in visual thinking activities (what do you notice? what is this image trying to convey?), analyzed graphs, researched climate topics, and created their own data illustrations. They hosted a gallery of their artwork for YCHS students, teachers, and staff and created a website to share their illustrations.