Scottsdale school to host international exhibit through April

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

The International School of Arizona has been selected to be the local host for an internationally mobile art exhibit celebrating biodiversity.

The exhibit will be open to the public at both ISA campuses through the end of April, according to a press release. The campuses are the main campus, at 9128 E. San Salvador Drive in Scottsdale, or the satellite campus 11211 E. Via Linda, Ste. 100, in Scottsdale.

The display, “Nature: The Thirty-Four Wonders of the World,” consists of a series of extraordinary oversized prints. These prints showcase zones that are the richest yet the most threatened regions of plant and animal life on Earth.

The exhibit is the result of collaboration between French nature magazine “Terre Sauvage, the League for the Protection of Birds, the French Development Agency and the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

“We were so lucky to be chosen to host this exhibit out of all the institutions that applied,” said Veronique Bevali, curriculum director. “It shows that the International School of Arizona is recognized and respected on an international level.”

The exhibition mirrors the special 300th issue of “Terre Sauvage,” titled “The 34 Wonders of the World.” This issue of the award-winning magazine brings to light biodiversity hotspots and the magnificent creatures that live in them.

Each hotspot has already lost more than 70 percent of its original vegetation due to consumption and extinction.

The images, captured by some of the world’s most renowned nature photographers, document work on several projects funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. The goal of this exhibit is to inform the general public about the critical role of ecosystems in our world.

Members of the public who wish to view these photographs but who are unable to visit the main or satellite ISA campuses in April may see them on their mobile device; “Terre Sauvage has made them available through a free smartphone app.

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