School of Communication and the Arts


Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA)


Chelsea Bass


environment, environmental education, environmental communication, scavenger hunt, graphic design, green space


Art and Design


Green spaces provide many benefits to local communities, including improved mental and physical health and stronger, safer communities. They also provide sustainable ecosystems for wildlife. These benefits provide a better quality of life for the people in the community. However, some communities cannot experience these benefits due to a common issue among green spaces: degradation in the forms of littering and vandalism. Despite efforts in environmental education, this problem persists. The aim of this project is to contribute to keeping green spaces greener. To study potential solutions for the continued degradation, an analysis of relevant literature is conducted on the scope of green space benefits, the causes of the degradation, and the problems with current environmental education. Case studies and visual analyses are used to inform a potential solution which takes the form of a practical project. The outcome is an educational scavenger hunt that more effectively influences individuals’ decisions to behave in a more environmentally friendly way than established environmental education methods.