Little Fish is an interactive puppet show, showcasing the effects nitrogen pollution has on aquatic life. Little Fish addressed the community on the impacts of nitrogen pollution at the Heritage Festival, held at Smithtown Historical Society. Using puppetry, face painting, and puppet making to begin a dialogue on the changes affecting Smithtown and all of Long Island.
-Awareness is the First Step-
What is Nitrogen Pollution?
Nitrogen pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water. Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in the water causes algae to grow faster than ecosystems can handle. www.epa.gov/nutrientpollution/problem
Little Fish performance addresses the community on the harmful impacts of nitrogen pollution that affects the cultural life on Long Island. The narrative is through the eyes of the fish suffering from nitrogen pollution. The puppets offer the audience a new way of understanding.
The interactive puppet performance provides a fun experience to bring the community together and reflect on vital issues and improve peoples' perception. Through edification, Little Fish performance is providing a new understanding on nitrogen pollution and solutions. Thus, offering a new consensus for the audience to take with them and inspire people “to target nitrogen pollution sources with effective solutions”.
All puppets created and constructed by Susan Buroker.
© Susan Buroker, 2018