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The Sweet Sounds of Science 

(for teachers, students, poets, musicians, dancers, and scientists)

Inspired by Birds Across Borders.


Session Two

"Arts & Sciences Collaborate to Save a Bird"


Date: April 10, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm MT


Presented by Felicity Muench












Dr. Campbell-Smith illustrated this after our March 2020 session. 


" These SE Asian hornbills have a uniquely thick front wall to their casque (the "horn" on their head), compared to other hornbills whose casques are mostly hollow. Unfortunately, this solid area is valued as "red ivory" for carving and has resulted in mass killing/poaching for their unique casques. These critically endangered birds do not breed quickly, so they are facing extinction...for trinkets and carvings."

Participants are encouraged to attend  with their instrument, voice, pen, ideas, and curiosity. 

Together we will engage in active learning that combines:



writing lyrics, poetry & stories



composing music


Engagement Etiquette 

  1. Have Fun!

  2. Participant Name in ZOOM: Please use your first name so that we can get to know you. 

  3. Mute yourself when you're not the one speaking. (except open jam sessions)

  4. No hiding . . . Please keep your video in ZOOM on.

  5. Be Brave. If you're shy, chat your questions, suggestions, and comments. 

  6. 90 second challenge - Try to limit the time you are speaking. Every 90 seconds, engage the listener. (sing, play, chat, share screen, ask a question, etc)

  7. When you speak, start off by saying your first name.  "I'm Gregg from STEM . . .  tell me how fast the song should go."

  8. Any students joining MUST join with their parent or teacher.


March 27th Session



























We strayed from the plan. However, the videos above are a few animations that came from this adventure. 

David Williams created the above illustrations after our March 27, 2020 session. 


Technology is not the only thing that connects us. It is passion, insight, cooperation, patience, dedication, learning, respect, kindness, and knowing that we are all connected through vulnerability.     - Felicity Muench (One Voice 4 Change)


 . . . the usage of technological advancements to bring everyone together, leading to one global nation which would be full of love, respect, peace, happiness and a vibrant environment.   - Abhimanyu Jakhar (Jaipur, India)

Try these extended activities:

Resources LINK


From one of the participants:

It was my first time on ZOOM, too.


Of course, I was a bit overwhelmed by the screen and knowing how to use it.


However, (and of course AFTER) I came up with all sorts of Educational ideas for saving the Helmeted Hornbill, but (as I can conceive it as a visual artist) they all require visual and technical, on site work in the affected areas.. Education of the public to recognize both visually and aurally, and create the aspect of love and protection for this bird in both the proximate areas where it needs protection as well as worldwide, so that the poaching and carved pieces cannot be traded.  Much like the Black Rhino, or elephant tusks.....

Huge, informational murals on buildings - cities, towns, busses.  Bus stops sculpted to look like Hornbills, with wings outstretched to protect those underneath, while being protected (hopefully, through education and recognition of the creature) by those sheltered by it...... ok.  And amplify & project the Hornbill song, to indicate an oncoming bus, (rather like the bells in foreign subways or light rail in Denver).  That's just a few... I just really don't know how One Voice 4 Change can facilitate this or help make it possible.

Muencharts | Murals & Papier Mache Sculptures 

                                                        paper mache dodo bird

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Creating Awareness through the Arts: