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May 27, 2011

Tree house and Ginkgo

Architecture students from Washington University had the opportunity to design their own tree house.
Four seniors created a tree house that was made around a Ginkgo tree, it was about 25 feet in diameter and about eight feet tall. The design was visually appealing for individuals walking through the pathways up the tree, and it also showed different facts about trees, which incorporated an educational aspect.
Read more here.

May 16, 2011

Project Singing Tree Forest: Ginkgo

Ginkgo Singing Tree – Connected all-white and all-black high schools in Pittsburgh, PA, in a common creative project, served sick children at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, low-income students in Peru and Sierra Leone, reached out to teens in Germany, adults from Afghanistan, El Salvador, Nicaragua used as a springboard for conflict resolution training, 800 participants, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA.
More info about this project here and here.

May 06, 2011

Poem "Willow and Ginkgo"

Video showing Philippine schoolchildren performing the poem "Simile Willow and Ginkgo" by Eve Merriam.

Read this poem on my website here.

May 01, 2011

Time-lapse video: Ginkgo leaves

This interesting video on YouTube is made by Jim (boywithadolphin) from the UK.
It shows a time-lapse recording of developing leaves on a Ginkgo tree.