1. CKA Tour Stop #2

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    The second stop of the Collegiate Kiteboarding Association's tour hosted by Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. After the wind died on the second day everyone headed to the cable park for a sick afternoon session.

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    • The Edible Peace Patch Garden

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      from Kelly Schiller / Added

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      The Edible Peace Patch Garden is a cooperative effort between Eckerd College Environmental Studies and Lakewood Elementary School to start an organic garden at the Lakewood Elementary School site. This project set a standard for experiential education provided valuable mentoring opportunities for undergraduate students at Eckerd College.

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      • Identity

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        from Aurora Wyn / Added

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        New Genre Art class "identity" theme project. Glowstick liquid morphs and transforms into lovely visuals. Like looking at clouds in the sky.

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        • Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

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          from Aurora Wyn / Added

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          Objective: The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary formed in 1971 by zoologist Ralph T. Heath. It is a nonprofit organization admitting up to 8,000 birds a year making it the largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the U.S. The sanctuary’s mission statement is to rescue, repair, rehabilitate and release injured birds back into the wild. It’s claim to fame is known as being the first facility to breed Eastern Brown Pelicans in captivity. Its location is double ended. You can access the sanctuary via northern Gulf Boulevard, or walk directly into the sanctuary from the beach. Many birds such as Black Skimmers make nests on the beach just outside of the sanctuary. Beach nesting birds such as the Black Skimmer is one of the reasons preserving our sandy shores is vital to the ecosystem. Encroaching on their territory with tourism, dog walkers and pollution is a big deterrent to their nesting site. The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is equipped with its own hospital. Just like any other hospital is has all the necessary features; emergency facilities, a surgical center, bird injury recovery areas, and an outdoor wild bird recuperation area. People from all around the St. Petersburg area can call the sanctuary if they find an injured bird. An employee or volunteer will come pick the bird up when they can, or else the good samaritan can bring the bird to the sanctuary themselves. Once a bird is in the sanctuary their wounds will be diagnosed and treated. There is a fenced in enclosure for the injured birds to recover from their injuries and it will be determined if the bird can be released back into the wild. Over 600 birds are featured in the sanctuary’s display areas. These birds are too injured to be released back into the wild. When mating and offspring occur, the offspring are released into their natural habitat. Being a nonprofit organization the sanctuary has limited funding and mostly could use more space to house more birds. On average it takes about one million dollars a year to save the birds. About ninety percent of the birds injuries are caused by humans and around thirty birds are admitted to the sanctuary every day. Source: “Home Page.” Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc. 2008-2010. Web. 08 April 2010.

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          • Eckerd College: Year Two

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            from Andy Putnam / Added

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            This video is a combination of memories had this past year at school, with some of the most amazing people in the world. From kayaking in the bay, to Kappa Carnival, to snorkeling in the Keys. I couldn't have dreamed of a better second year at such an unbelievable place, and I'm constantly grateful for everyone who has been apart of my college experience. I love you guys so much, and hope you enjoy looking back at one hell of a year! P.S, I don't own any rights to any of the music played in this video. I accredit other snazzy people for the creation and production of these wonderfully catchy songs.

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            • The Backyard Beat

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              Submission for Porsche's Every Day Magic Short Film Contest. The magic of this film is in the simple essence and beauty of nature, which is essentially life. A young man wakes up beside someone he cares about, enjoys his morning coffee and catches glimpses of his furry, winged and multi-legged neighbors through taking his dog for a walk. His backyard residents' lives go on as the protagonist's day continues by going to work. Even when he is unaware of what his backyard neighbors are doing, they are still living to every extent he is. Magic is visually captured in swirling mists, the reflection of light off water and the soft glow of lightning bugs in addition to the daily lives of all the organisms depicted. In the end the viewer should come away from this video feeling love and compassion for their fellow earthlings, with love being another form of magic all within itself.

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              • Tampa Bay Watch

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                Objective: Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of wetlands and marine environments. Tampa Bay is the largest estuary in the state of Florida and is very important to the wildlife and humans alike. Local flora and fauna depend on the watershed for a habitat, which provides protection, sustenance and a vital area to reproduce. Humans from all over the region travel to Tampa Bay to enjoy the wildlife and participate in both commercial and recreational activities, in addition to using the watershed for agricultural purposes as well. Tampa Bay Watch was formed in 1993 to preserve the ecological balance of Tampa Bay. Many projects are organized to protect these coastal wetlands, and with the help of volunteers, these projects are regularly executed. Tampa Bay Watch hosts events like coastal clean-up to collect trash on our beaches, oyster bar construction to attract oysters that will help filter the water, habitat restoration activities such as planting marsh grasses and many more educational programs for the community to learn about and protect the bay. Sources: "Tampa Bay Watch." Tampa Bay Watch. Web. 2 May, 2010.

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                • The Edible Peace Patch

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                  from Kelly Schiller / Added

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                  The Edible Schoolyard is a collaborative project between the students from Eckerd College and Lakewood Elementary school. Eckerd students built an organic garden at the school and are using it as a part of the curriculum to teach kids about the environment, self sufficiency, where food comes from, and responsibility. Like the garden the film project is organic. It is growing and changing just as the plants are growing and the students are learning from the experience. The official film will be completed in April after our Harvest Festival.

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                  • I Dream Of Dinner

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                    The 3rd Place winner in the Eckerd College/Salvador Dali Surreal Film Festival 2010. A film directed by Tyler Fortune.

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                    • Rebirth

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                      Submission for the Surreal Film Competition. Rebirth is primarily showing constant growth and personal development. The fire symbolizes a phoenix. The fetal position symbolizes being in the womb. Being in the fetal position in the dirt symbolizes a phoenix's ashy nest. The footprints and stone trail symbolize the paths you choose in life. The colors set the mood of rising and falling. The lush white path symbolizes your consciousness.

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