Save World Draw (SWD)

SWD is about cultural sensitivity for art as a vital & living thing.

Save World Draw strives to touch the hearts & minds of people by facilitating art to inspire positive change and to preserve cultural integrity.

Save World Draw (SWD) began the end of 2001. I had just returned from a six month Internship in Belize developing an educational exhibit for the Belize Audubon Society.  After 9/11 hit, I felt it was imperative to continute developing art oriented projects for the purpose of creating a better world. I also started working with Wildcare to rescue injured and baby hummingbirds. Below are many of the projects I have developed and facilitated. 

Current project: 2018 – present   Yampa Sculpture Path & Studio/Gallery, Fort Bidwell, California, USA 

2009 / Daraja Academy in Nanyuki, Kenya

One of the best SWD adventures with Directors: Jason & Jenni Doherty      Daraja Academy is the first free secondary school for girls in all of East Africa. SWD was at the school the first week it opened and put together a photo book documenting that awesome week...

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Location: Nairobi, Kenya Mary Wykstra, Director. PHOTO: Predator Decoy 2009, Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK) aims to promote the conservation of cheetahs through research, awareness and community participation in Kenya. They were an exciting group to visit. SWD was...

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 Location: China, Russia & Africa. Based in USA, WI SWD has a special interest in this group partly because one of our offices is in the high desert of CA where we have some nesting Sandhill Cranes. This organization provide much of the data and learning...

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Location: Kenya. Tina Ramme, Biologist, Teacher & President 2007, Lions once roamed much of the African continent, but recent studies suggest that lion populations may have decreased nearly 90% in just one past decade, with fewer than 20,000 remaining in just a...

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2006 / Amphibians in Vietnam

 Research & Training Program. Director: DR. Jodi Rowley AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION Jodi Rowley and Salamander Location: VIETNAM This was a fun learning experience for so many children here in the SF Bay Area. SWD sponsored Jodi and followed her research with...

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2003 THE LAST OCEAN: Ross Sea Ecosystem

Location: Antarctica, 2002-2003, Children love penguins-- SWD draws information from the Ross Sea story to teach children about the environment and penquins. Ross Sea is recognized as the most pristine open-ocean ecosystem left on earth. In essence,...

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2002 / The Eagle Lady

Location: Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Facilitator: Jean Keene  In a letter she wrot to me, she said, "The only thing that I need for the eagles is money to help buy the fish for them...also there is snow plowing in the winter time to open their feeding areas as they...

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I voluntered to fostered-cared injured and baby hummingbirds for over a decade through WILDCARE in San Rafael, CA. If you are interested in caring for rescued wildanimals. Please get the proper training from your local wildlife agency. Plz see the hummingbird page for...

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2001 / Birdlife International

  Location: Global Office / UK BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership. Together we are 120 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one per country – and growing. BirdLife is a world leader in bird conservation. Rigorous science...

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