About The Earth Guardians
The Earth Guardians are a collaboration between Teafly and The Environmental Center of Bend, Oregon.
The Earth Guardians were created to help guide children in the practices of sustainableity and environmental stewardship.
You can see them each April as they lead the annual Earth Day Parade in Bend, Oregon!
For this collaboration, I created:
• Three eight-foot tall puppets that are made from 75% of recycled materials gathered in the community with the help of 3 additional artists who helped to make the armature and skins for the puppets. The puppets are used to in school assemblies, to lead the annual Earth Day parade, and for public events attended by The Environmental Center.
• Illustrations of the Three Guardians: The River Guardian, The Forest Guardian and The Garden Guardian
• A short story that narrates the legend of The Earth Guardians, teaching children about how they are connected to the natural world and encourages them to be stewards to the land where they live.