Unlocking The Secret of Bringing Water Back To Arid Lands With Nature-Based Solutions

NATURE IS MY TEACHER is the story of over four decades of ecological learning on the US-Mexican border with uplifting, practicable lessons gleaned from 84-year-old former art teacher turned conservationist Anna Valer Clark’s successful restoration of one of the most biodiverse areas in North America, unlocking secrets for saving the planet and our most precious resource: water.


We’re facing a huge global water crisis.

The UN says by 2030, there won’t be enough freshwater for everyone – the demand will outpace supply by 40%. And by 2050, nearly 4 billion people will be seriously struggling with water scarcity. Scary stuff, but there’s hope.

It does not have to be this way

When hope spreads, the world changes for the better.

Our film, Nature Is My Teacher, aims to spotlight the remarkable contributions of environmentalists who are spearheading efforts to rejuvenate watersheds along the Arizona-Sonora border. Through their dedication and innovative approaches, such as the use of gabions and rock dams, these individuals have successfully revitalized water flows in arid regions. The strategic use of nature-based solutions has not only restored water access but also serves as a blueprint for transforming water scarcity into abundance. These low-cost, sustainable methods operate in harmony with nature, showcasing a viable path forward in addressing the global water crisis.



NATURE IS MY TEACHER is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports creative activists, those that use the arts and media to ignite social change.