"We connect children to the environment using art
& exhibit their work in our World Gallery to highlight what we all stand to lose."
John Dyer FRGS
Artist in residence for EdenProject.com, Fellow fo the Royal Geographical Society & official 'Artist for the Earth' with EarthDay.org
“Let's invest in our children's futures by connecting them positively and personally to the environment, tribal culture and climate change. They will then have personal reasons to take positive personal action. If every child treads as gently as they can on our planet, and teaches their parents, then we will all have a brighter future.”
JOHN DYER, FRGS.
Founder of Last Chance to Paint. John's art hangs in the UK national collection. He is the artist in residence for the Eden Project, an official artist for the Earth with EarthDay.org and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
We make it easy to deliver our projects in your school
Video / Blogs / Art
Download our extensive lesson plans and teacher notes for each chapter of Last Chance to Paint from tes.com for FREE! Show your class our daily chapter video and read the blog to give a sense of adventure, even when we are not live on location.
During live expeditions we answer your questions in our daily blog and video via satellite and afterwards we will email your class the answers to make it interactive and real for them. So even when we are not actually live on location we can make it 'live' for your class.
Be inspired by the art of John Dyer and exhibit your children's art alongside the artist's on our World Gallery. Your children's art will bear witness to what we all stand to lose.
Every child (t&c apply) can have their work exhibited.
These are our first three projects for your class
Children and Schools are invited to ‘travel’ with the Eden Project’s artist in residence, John Dyer and musician Martha-Lilly Dyer. We are exploring endangered plants, peoples, places and animals using visual art and music to connect children to these subjects in memorable ways so they become aware of what we stand to lose.
Using the internet and satellite links your children can ask questions before, during and after the expeditions.
Art is a universal language that can connect people and creates a reflective space for questioning and learning. We want children to not only ‘travel’ with us but to create their own piece of art inspired by our journeys to be exhibited in the WorldGallery.online alongside John Dyer’s art and art created by indigenous children from around the world.
Small changes by individuals can make a BIG difference to our planet.
How can your children make a positive difference today?
Eat less Fish
If we ate less fish (wild & farmed) the world's oceans could start to recover. The large part of the plastic pollution in the ocean is from the fishing industry. Fishing nets kill marine life such as dolphins, whales, turtles and sharks and fish are also wild animals that need to be protected.
Eat less Meat
Move to a more plant based diet as the meat industry creates vast amounts of greenhouse gases and causes rainforest deforestation. We could reduce our climate change impact by around 18% by removing meat, which is far bigger than removing flights.
Eat more Plants
Eat locally produced and in season fruits & vegetables. Swap meat for plant based 'meat' & 'dairy' products. Read the ingredients on products like cakes and biscuits and try to avoid products with palm oil in as that fuels rainforest and wildlife devastation and conflict.
Buy good quality products that last, avoid fast fashion, shop in charity shops. When a family car is purchased try and avoid heavy inefficient SUV vehicles and buy electric if possible. Start to save and invest rather than buying things you might not need.
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Create your members account today, remember to tick subscribe to email updates so we can keep your informed about upcoming adventures and you can also take part in our forums, teacher groups, and webinars. We are building a wonderful community of educators engaged in Last Chance to Paint. N.B. All membership applications are personally approved by one of our team.
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A free series of Zoom webinars for schools, hosted by Born Free, and featuring live art with John Dyer. Your children can ask us questions about art, the rainforest, climate change and our experiences meeting tribal people around the world.
Our Latest Blog Posts
We use our blog to post thought-provoking articles and live updates from location during our expeditions. The questions we receive from school children via our satellite link, when we are travelling, are often answered in our blogs for them too.