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Jill Pelto Gallery


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Science, Biology, Visual and Performing Arts

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus

Polar Regions

"Support Marine Reserves in the Antarctic: Overfishing, Bycatch, Climate Change"

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  • This resource contains a triptych (3 painting series) by Jill Pelto in response to overfishing, bycatch, and climate change in the Antarctic. 
  • This series plays with the idea of "the tip of the iceberg" and is inspired by the pressing need to protect our oceans. 
  • It contains images of the paintings and a short description of the inspiration for the series. 
Teaching Tips


  • The artwork can be a fun addition to many different lessons across many grade levels.
  • Climate art ignites emotion and climate discussion.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This resource supports lessons and the educator will need to integrate it into a pre-existing lesson.


  • Students can be challenged to represent other climate change risks threatening their community in the form of art.
  • Students could create a triptych in response to climate data that they feel passionately about.
  • Students could write a painting analysis to reflect on their interpretations of its message.
  • Other works by Jill Pelto include "Landscape of Change""Salmon Population Decline", and "Take a Lesson From Nature".
Scientist Notes
The resource conveys the need to deploy marine resources management through creating buffer zones or reserves to protect marine resources from overfishing, bycatch, and other techniques. This is recommended for teaching.
  • Arts
    • Art and Design: Standard 3 - Students will critically interpret intent and meaning in order to evaluate artistic work.
      • A.A.R.11.m Describe details, subject matter, context, and the formal characteristics of an artwork using art and design vocabulary.
      • A.A.R.12.m Compare and contrast the use of media, design principles, and context to influence ideas, emotions, and actions.
      • A.A.R.13.m Interpret the formal and expressive qualities in a work of art or design and integrate those qualities into their own work.
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