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We have asked some of the world’s most well known contemporary artists to submit ideas for an artwork that Habitat Kids will be able to replicate.
These world-renowned artists have gained recognition for creating artworks from recycled and re-purposed materials. They are also great at finding ways to create artworks in the natural environment. We hope the kids will get a kick out of creating the artworks and it will inspire them to see the world through an artist’s lens.
Habitat the Game will reward the kids for replicating the artwork and posting their replications online.
Stay tuned we will announce who the artists are very soon.
If you have an artist you would like to recommend please let us know.
As we grow Habitat we also hope to launch an animation series. We were lucky enough to receive funding from Screen NSW’s development fund to write a script for the first episode. We also have outlines for the first 12 episodes.
Habitat is an action-packed 52 x 12 minute animation series for 8 – 12 year olds about two pre-teen eco-warriors on a mission…
to save our planet from ecological disaster!
Harry and Rachel are 12 year old twins travelling the world on a constant look-out for environmental hot-spots. Their goal? To save endangered habitats and help stop the destruction of the planet’s natural resources. Home is The Ladybird, a temperamental old sailing boat their eccentric grand-dad, Magnus, has converted into a solar-powered, emissions-free, self-sufficient super-yacht!
Armed with only a laptop and trusty video camera, the globetrotting trio sail to far-flung corners of the world in search of awesome adventures, uploading their discoveries so other kids will be to inspired to help create a sustainable world!
It’s a non-stop wild ride through exotic ecosystems as our intrepid nature-lovers help threatened animals and the communities that share their habitats defend their homes from the greedy ravages of EYW (Everything You Want) – a shadowy group of eco-villains determined to destroy the planet in their quest to obtain more wealth, land and power.
Along the way they rescue a polar bear stranded in the remote Kuril Islands in the icy Sea of Okhotsk; venture deep into the Sunderban swamp to save a legendary Bengal tiger; and run riot in the jungles of Kalimantan with a family of orangutans.
These animals will be featured in the companion Habitat online game, which teaches kids how to look after their very own endangered animal and in the process learn how to make everyday changes to their carbon footprint.
Using cutting-edge green-screen animation to bring to life digitally enhanced landscapes and animals, Habitat combines stunning imagery, exciting storytelling and innovative online game-play to create a totally immersive experience that helps kids understand the affects of climate change on our planet, and empowers them to believe they really can change the world!
Watch the series… play the game …and save the planet!
Below are our original artwork for the series.
We chatted to the WCS about animals whose habitats were threatened due to climate change. We were keen to learn which of these animals the kids would like to see go into the game as the first animal. We gave them a number of choices large and small.
Here is a picture of the survey we sent out:
The Polar Bear was the winner with 30% of the vote.
The kids also drew pictures of what their virtual animals would look like.