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Join us for OCA wide Earth Day 2020 

22 April 2020

Earth Day has its 50th Anniversary this year, and we invite you to join us to mark this significant day. At these times of self-isolation, online interaction and social distancing, we take a moment to celebrate, share and explore the creative possibilities of the home-garden work space. 

This is a call to all OCA students, tutors and staff to share anything connecting soil, earth, growth and creativity on our Earthday Padlet. Take a few minutes or devote an entire day, and share your actions, recipes, images, experiments and ideas via the padlet with our learning community. Whether your home-garden space is large or small we would like you to consider the creative potential of soil and the Earthday theme of ‘Climate Action’.

Darwin famously experimented in a home-garden working space. What other examples of creative home-garden work can we share? Kicking off Earth Day OCA 2020 are tutors Melissa Thompson, Dan Robinson and Doug Burton who have set up an Earthday Padlet and registered with the official Earth Day event. We invite you to add to this between now and midnight on 22 April 2020. 

Take this opportunity to participate with your peers and be a part of a wider-global community raising awareness of the challenges that face the earth today.

OCA Earthday is registered as an online event with Earth Day 2020  We will be adding notifications to our instagram account to raise awareness of our participation with the wider community #EarthDayOCA2020 @earthdayoca2020 #EarthDay2020 @roving_microscope #ocaearthday

OCAs Arts & Environment series promotes student and tutor-led activities, content and resources, accessible to all OCA students and staff:

We hope OCA wide Earthday event will inspire further student-led engagement with Arts & Environment.

OCA Level 3 (HE6) Photography student Veronica Worrall, writes

“Like so many art students I wish to follow my developing creative heart but not at an environmental cost… As distance learners we have already found many solutions… are there more we could share?”

Veronica’s blog post will be live this Wednesday – Earth Day 2020.


Authors: OCA Programme Leaders Dan Robinson & Doug Burton.

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