“14: life below water”​at South Pointe Elementary


“14: Life Below Water”
Augmented Reality Mural, June 2021
South Pointe Elementary School
1050 4th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. 

Our oceans are in trouble. Marine biodiversity is threatened by overfishing, pollution, plastics and ocean acidification from climate change. Year after year, we have been pushing the boundaries of the ocean’s sustainability, and in so doing we have been challenging our own.

  • Nearly 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are overexploited or depleted. 
  • Every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans. 
  • Ocean heat is at record levels, causing widespread marine heatwaves.

This mural is the first of a mural series for the Miami-Dade Public School District to raise awareness for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. 

The Before It’s Too Late team worked alongside students from South Pointe Elementary, Miami Beach Senior High and Miami Lakes Technical school to create this mural. The mural comes alive as an underwater coral reef designed by students using Tilt Brush, Blender and Unity. 

Before it’s Too Late, 18 June 2021. Article.

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