The Butterfly Effect (IAD Volunteering Series)

As part of the IAD club volunteering series, our department participated in the Sunday Streets in the Tenderlion. Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco by closing stretches of city streets to car traffic, and opens them to people for several hours on a various Sundays throughout the year, this past Sunday it happened in the Tenderlion neighborhood, participants were able to enjoy a large, temporary, public space where they could bike, walk, run, dance, do yoga, or do any other physical activity. Non-profit and health organizations like the Luggage Store Annex/Tenderloin National Forest offered free activities and shared information about their services during the event, one of them was to create awareness of the extremely high risk of extinction of monarch butterflies and how we can help prevent this. Our IAD volunteers and myself help kids understand why butterflies are in danger by helping them do pop of books with recycled paper,origami, chalk drawing of butterflies in the street and Butterfly Bombing (creating butterflies with magnets).
It was a beautiful sunny day in the city for a great cause! Thanks to IAD BFA students Nicole Carter and Eman Mumin for stoping by and helping us out.

To learn more about the Sunday Streets click here  if you would like to sign up for other volunteering events contact me Agustin Sanders