SkyDay is partnering with students studying under Daniel Horton in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at Northwestern University to offer undergraduate educational content for non-majors (no equations!). This content will talk about the science of atmospherics, why the science matters and how it all relates to climate. We will post that content here as it becomes available and link it to SkyDayProject.
Meanwhile if you would like to take part in SkyDayProject it is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Find somewhere you can fully experience the sky (not as easy as it use to be, right?) and reflect on how beautiful and precious this shared natural resource is for all of us. How it supports all life and protects us from the harshness of space and how it connects us all as one global family, living and breathing under one shared sky. It only stands to reason we should take great care of it for each other.
2. Take a picture of it! Make it your own. No-one sees the sky quite like you do. Just make sure your photos are all about the sky (because anything else will be weeded out by our filters and won't get in. Check out our video "Easy Guidelines for Taking SkyDayProject Photos").
3. Then tweet your photo to show you care about our sky and want us to come together across cultures and borders to protect it for the benefit of all to #SkyDayProject #LookUp. Make sure your tweet has BOTH tags.
Then see your photo exhibited on-line as part of the amazing SkyDayProject
SkyDayProject is interactive You can filter it by sky 'states':
Blue Skies - can offer amazing transitions of light! Can you catch them? Clouds - amazing possibilities! Transitions - Day to night. Night to day. Storms - Here's an art challenge. Can you convey the idea of a storm without showing its impact on objects (like trees, people, etc.) Night Time - not easy to do but can be spectacular! It can also be filtered by Country and by School/Group
Just tweet your sky photos to BOTH hashtags #SkyDayProject #LookUP. This is also important! BOTH hashtags are needed to get into SkyDayProject (New to twitter? Signing up is quick, free and tweeting your photos is really easy).
How do we see SkyDayProject ?
Here it is! SkyDayProject
When can I tweet my sky pictures? Now! So what are you waiting for ?
How many can I tweet in? Tweet as many as you like!
Can my friends join in? Absolutely!
Artist Ben Whitehouse created SkyDay to bring people of all ages together to care about our sky, learn about how it functions and what it's vulnerabilities are and come together across cultures and borders in a new spirit of ecological citizenship. He is joined in this effort by NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott and Northwestern University climate scientist Daniel Horton. With the input of talented artists, scientists, parents, educators, writers, child development experts and social scientists we are building SkyDay as an interactive educational platform to offer teachers, parents and kids imaginative lesson plans, inspiring ideas, great articles, innovative projects, forums for discussion and exciting opportunities for international collaboration.
Follow us now on social media where you can hear news about our crowd sourced interactive learning platform and our SkyTeam. We'll share articles too about cool studies, research on our changing climate, brilliant ideas, exciting events and awesome citizens. For pictures and inspiration please follow us on Instagram. For news and SkyDayProject updates check us out on Twitter and Facebook.