Children’s Book about Light Pollution
Students used their creative talents to write, illustrate, and publish a children’s book about light pollution.
The Eco Council at Oakville Trafalgar High School is a group of students passionate about environmental issues. For their Action Project, they decided to use their creativity and artistic talents to create an illustrated children’s book. They invited a guest speaker from FLAP Canada to educate them about light pollution and how it affects birds in Southern Ontario. They first developed the idea to create a book about a child who goes camping and can’t see the stars as a result of light pollution. They worked as a team to develop the story and message. Illustrators created a storyboard and then began the detailed work of creating all of the illustrations using acrylic paints, pencil crayons, and markers. After the illustrations were created, the text was written and edited. The students will be delivering the books to local elementary schools.