The Creative Animal U.S. Tour

Creative Animal Foundation has embarked on a 50-city United States tour with a mission to challenge 1 million people online and in person to live a more sustainable lifestyle… and we’re doing it all from a 203 sq.ft. tiny house on wheels!

Through various educational programs, our goal is to inspire Americans to conserve wildlife and wild places through sustainable living. As the most wasteful country on the planet, we have our work cut out for us. We know that moving into a tiny home on wheels isn’t for everyone, but our message of reducing our run-away consumption of water, electricity, and consumer goods; transcends what type of house we call home begs us all to ask, “What type of world do we want to call home?”

A TOUR LIKE NO OTHER

As animal experts with more than 20 years’ experience exploring the planet, they bring real-world expertise about the majesty of, and threats to, the natural world. Stephanie, the host of Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom,” and wildlife artist, Tim, use personal, captivating stories to reveal how our individual actions – big and small –can truly change the world.

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#NATUREFORALL

#NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire a new generation of thinkers and doers across all sectors of society to connect with nature and take action to support its conservation. At its core is a very simple idea: the more people experience, connect with, and share their love of nature, the more support there will be for its conservation.

The #NatureForAll Campaign is a program developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, better known as the IUCN.Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, The Union is perhaps most widely known for their Red List of Endangered Species.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

A UNIQUE FILM PROJECT

The Creative Animal Tour and #NatureForAll are teaming up to get more people into nature. While the #NatureForAll campaign is reaching people all over the world, our grassroots program is going to be speaking to people face-to-face across the United States and asking them questions like: When did you fall in love with nature? And, what is nature to you?

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#InvestInTheNest

This project is an international campaign to literally invest money into the production of artificial nests to help save the African Penguin. These uniquely awesome birds use a layer of guano to line their nests, however, in recent years people have harvested this guano for use as a fertilizer. No guano = no penguin chicks. With threats from predation, overfishing, and oil spills, these penguins are in need of some serious help.

 

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is stepping up to the plate and spearheading a plan to save these birds from extinction. In addition to breeding penguins in captivity under their Species Survival Plan, they have also been working diligently in wild to save this species. Between 2011 and 2015, 44 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums supported or took part in penguin conservation projects in the field.
Over those five years, the AZA community invested in-kind or directly more than $530,000 in African penguin conservation. Supported projects have provided financial support to facilities that rescue, rehabilitate, and reintroduce both adult penguins and their chicks, as well as to keep animal keepers and other staff to help support conservation efforts. Members have also supported various health-related projects.

A Painting to Help Penguins

The Creative Animal team wanted to do their little part to help in this amazing cause. Using their unique talents, tour hosts Tim and Stephanie hatched a plan and made day trip to visit the Maryland Zoo and it’s world class African Penguin exhibit, Penguin Coast. Cameras in tow, they toured this newly redesigned exhibit. It’s not only conducive for their breeding program (which is known world-wide as one of the best and most prolific), but it’s also much more sustainable than their old exhibit, conserving millions of gallons of fresh water annually.

The painting that resulted was unintentional at the outset. When Tim looked through the pictures and videos, he realized what he needed to paint. “The Birds and The Bees” was created with oils on a 12″ x 24″ wood panel and is framed with locally sourced branches from northern Virginia. Using bright reds and deep purples to represent the passion in the relationship between the subjects. Repetitious circles both bring the pair together as well as divide the two, all while representing the eggs that this work of art will ultimately protect.

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WHAT IS A PROJECT?

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project – noun
1. an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim.
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2. estimate or forecast (something) on the basis of present trends.