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Seeds of Diversity / Pollination Canada is a national organization based in Waterloo that leads the way in creating a sustainable food system based on biodiversity in plants and pollination. World-wide, 75% of our original food crop varieties have become extinct, and 90% of the rest are not available to growers. To make matters worse, honeybees are dying from a mysterious illness by as much as 30% per year. You can do something about it.
Help create a sustainable food system of the future by helping to build the foundations of a national program to rescue our seeds, plants, and pollinators.
Produce a series of short educational videos showing the basics of small-scale seed production, plant pollination, and community seed bank management.
-Working from scripts developed by our Education Coordinator, plan digital live-action and animated video scenes to illustrate key concepts and skills training in horticultural seed production, seed conservation, and plant pollination.
-Shoot footage of expert practitioners demonstrating concepts and skills.
-Edit video and audio to produce a series of short videos on a broad range of plant species and practical biodiversity conservation techniques, for varied audiences (e.g. some videos for schoolchildren, some for adults).
-Use simple computer animation to illustrate concepts in pollination biology, plant reproduction, seed germination, and community seed bank management.
-Must be between the ages of 17-30 and attending full-time school this fall.
Please send us a resume showing your educational and work/volunteer experience in video production and digital animation, and links to at least two YouTube videos that you have made yourself.