(Paper) Plants and Animals Invade South Florida To Create 'Origami Everglades'

Apr 25, 2017

South Florida middle schoolers are folding paper to teach their communities about Florida’s River of Grass.

Origami Everglades is an art project creating life-sized sculptures of the region’s endangered species.

Hear how the project uses a technique called “modular origami” to create the animals.

Origami Everglades is a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge winner. The Knight Foundation is accepting ideas for its 2017 grants through Friday. For details, click here.

Here are some of the students and the sculptures they created: 

Palm Beach County students create sculptures of plants and animals for the Origami Everglades project at Riviera Beach Library on April 24, 2017.
Credit Peter Haden / WLRN