Lisa Jevbratt: Write a small assignment for your class mates to do on their 'island' during Saturday's outing (or afterwards). In the assignment, tell the participants what tag to use for their response on flickr.
Austin Janish: I'd love it if you looked into some of the names behind the places we frequent as part of your island. Parks, streets, cities etc... are often named after people. If you could take a picture of a sign or place that is named after someone and add a sentence or two about who that person is or was that would be great. For example, Storke tower is named after a journalist and senator who helped to found UCSB. #behindthename185lj Responses:
Larisa Leng: Plant something, or find a plant you can propagate in your island (if it's possible.) I have planted some sugar snap pea and green onion seeds, they just sprouted! I also found some succulents that I can easily propagate around my house. Most of the succulents can be propagated by a single leaf; you can put it in some moist soil or simply soak the bottom of the leaf in water and wait for some roots to come out. Many plants in the wild can be propagated/replanted as well. I am using an app called "PictureThis" to identify the plant, then research about if it's possible to propagate or replant (the app is free for the first 7 days.) Indoors wise, if you stand some green onions roots in water, they will grow out again! Garlic, potatoes (cut in pieces) , avocado seeds, onion bottoms, pineapples tops, etc can also be easily planted. I am finding the process very comforting and therapeutic. If you can post some pictures and tag #planting185lj that'll be great. I am really enjoying watching things grow and researching about plant care while being stuck in the house, I hope you will enjoy the process too! #planting185lj Responses:
Amanda Hackelton: Lay down or sit and look up at the sky with your eyes closed (you can do this with sunglasses). Take note of the colors and shapes that you see with your eyes closed. You've probably experienced this phenomenon before, but this activity is meant for you to intentionally notice the colors and shapes and how they change when you move your eyes/blink/etc. It sounds boring at first but eventually your eyes start to make some weird shapes and it is nice to just be still and relax. #eyecolors185lj Responses:
Riley Henningsen: Submit a photo(s) of the architecture they have found themselves stuck in, preferably a view the outside but spaces you find interesting inside work too! and some photos of the nature around your island would be great. #arch Responses: