Students at Apalachee Elementary were treated to a unique experience as the Wyland Water Challenge Tour made a stop at their school. Over a two day period, students took part in hands on learning experiences teaching them to become informed stewards of our water sources. Students also created Wyland-like “Ocean” paintings in art to be displayed on the art gallery wall in their school.
Wyland has been hailed a “Marine Michelangelo” by USA Today. He has hosted several television programs, including, “Wyland: A Brush With Giants” on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network and “Wyland’s Art Studio” a new series for public television, and he was selected as an official artist for the United States Olympic Team for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China. Renowned for his incomparable Whaling Walls in more than 75 cities and fourteen countries, Wyland’s artwork and community outreach over the last thirty years have had a lasting impact that can be seen in today’s global “green” movement.