Community Events

Past Events

Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center Visits the Imperial Valley

May 31 - June 2, 2011 | Imperial Valley, CA

The Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center in partnership with Sempra Foundation and SDG&E visited three Title 1 schools in the El Centro School District in the Imperial Valley.

 

More than 1200 students had the chance to experience the 40-person theater with special effects, a running river, computer model simulations of lake regions, video microscopes and an urban watershed model with artificial rain. Students enjoyedengaging, playing and experiencing hands- on as they learned about river management, estuaries, ocean runoff, environmental conservation and more.

Wyland Donates

May 26, 2011 | Washington, DC

To commemorate the Year of Forest, Wyland and East Coast abstract artist Gerome, collaborated on a mixed media painting representing an abstract ecosystem with forest and water elements. A reproduction of the original was gifted to United States Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell in May 2011 in celebration of the agency's efforts to raise awareness about the valuable role forests play in our environmental health.

 

"The painting was created with a unique purpose to have it reproduced so students could paint their own local plants and animals directly into the image," Wyland said. "My hope is that by bridging the worlds of art and science through FOCUS (Forests, Ocean, Climate - and US), the Wyland Foundation's new program with the USFS and NOAA, that participants can develop creative and innovative problem solving skills to explore interactions between the carbon and water cycles while making personal connections to nature.

 

The painting for the forest service was framed in an eco-friendly manner with woods harvested from managed forests. These forests are carefully monitored, controlled and grown using a host of modern forestry techniques. This assures U.S. forests will continue to provide clean air and water, stunning scenery and a home for wildlife and jobs. The color of the frames is achieved through organic, water-based stains. No oils or chemical solvents were used.

Doheney Blues Festival Kidz Ecofest

May 22, 2011 | Dana Point, CA

Kids of all ages joined with the Wyland Foundation in making eco- friendly bracelets out of "Plarn", yarn made out of plastic grocery bags, at the Kidz Ecofest, on Sunday May 22. There were also many other hands-on activities at no charge presented by non-profit environmental organizations. The Kidz Ecofest is a great way for younger children to enjoy the Doheney Blues Festival with music appreciation, crafts, and other fun interactive activities to keep the younger fans engaged and entertained.

Chino Basin Water District Earth Month Celebration

May 13, 2011 | Montclair, CA

The Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center made its way to Chino Basin Water District's Earth Month Celebration on Friday May 13th. The original event was scheduled for April 8, but was rescheduled due to heavy rains.

Over 1,200 fifth-graders from Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Chino visited the Clean Water Mobile Learning Center and took part in lessons in conservation and ecology at the District's annual Earth Day Festival.

 

The students experienced hands on activities lead by teachers in the area who are experts in a variety of environmental topics, such as recycling, composting and the latest and greatest technology used in those very fields.

Los Angeles County Science Fair

Pasadena, CA // April 16 // 10am-5pm

Join the Wyland Foundation to view the science projects and explore the interactive science activities at the 61st Annual Los Angeles County Science Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center. Special guests are MythBusters and marine life artist & conservationist Wyland, who will paint a mural with participating students. Wyland will auction his artwork at 5:00 P.M. in the Civic Auditorium, followed by a MythBusters presentation prior to the Science Awards Ceremony at 7:00 P.M. Admission is free.

Restoration of Redondo Beach Whaling Wall

Redondo Beach, CA // March 2011

Wyland and the Wyland Foundation Team will restore Whaling Wall 31, "Gray Whale Migration," on the AES Power Station originally painted in 1991. The mural will be re-dedicated on Thursday, March 31 and will launch a series of special Earth Month programs to recognize those in our communities who are "Heroes" for the planet.

Wyland Art Activity, Water Maze, Greet 30,000 Fairgoers in South Florida

January 16

On Sunday, Jan. 16, Wyland and the Wyland Foundation added to the excitement of the South Florida Fair and Expo, the largest event of its kind in South Florida. The Wyland “Water’s Extreme Journey” interactive maze exhibit joined dozens of world-class displays in the fair’s exposition center dedicated to technology and the environment, including NOAA’s renowned Science on a Sphere. The foundation’s presence was kicked off by Wyland, who spend the day painting a 500-square foot canvas mural at the entrance to the fair with hundreds of fair goers. The Wyland maze remains on display through January 30, 2011 . A special thanks to the many dedicated volunteers and friends and fairgoers who joined Wyland for a truly special day. Visit the fair’s web site for hours of operation at www.southfloridafair.com.

Join Wyland and the Wyland Foundation at the South Florida Fair

January 14-30, 2011 // South Florida Fair // 9067 Southern Boulevard // West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

The Wyland Foundation will bring its Water’s Extreme Journeys Maze to the South Florida Fair for two weeks of water education and fun, January 14-30, 2011. Join Wyland for a special day celebrating clean water and healthy oceans on January 16. Bring the whole family as Wyland will be inviting kids in attendance to paint a 450 square foot mural with him.

Photo Gallery

The kids not only get it, they want action. They want to get involved in issues regarding the conservation of clean water and a healthy ocean.

Wyland

image
image
image
image