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The Wild World of Pesticides

Clyde Petersen

Brightwater

Animated puppets explain the history of DDT in this stop-motion video, which offers tips for healthy gardening.

© Clyde Petersen, The Wild World of Pesticides, 2014, animated film.

Clyde Petersen’s short film The Wild World of Pesticides (El Mundo Peligroso de los Pesticidas) details the history of DDT and suggests ways people can reduce the use of toxic pesticides. Made using stop-motion animated paper puppets, it features penguins, bugs, plants, and people in a watercolor landscape. The narrative gives tips for healthy landscaping, farming, and gardening, and suggests ways to use chemicals as safely as possible, if needed.
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© Clyde Petersen, The Wild World of Pesticides, 2014, animated film.
© Clyde Petersen, The Wild World of Pesticides, 2014, animated film.
© Clyde Petersen, The Wild World of Pesticides, 2014, animated film.
© Clyde Petersen, The Wild World of Pesticides, 2014, animated film.
 

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Brightwater

Science, art, design, and ecology come together at Brightwater, one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the world. Located north of Woodinville, WA, Brightwater comprises a park, a community gathering space, an exhibition hall, and a scientific learning laboratory in addition to the structures that house technical operations. Throughout the site, integrated and portable…

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