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Presentation for pre-service elementary teachers. Asking them to consider themselves as being a part of the "future studies" movement. Introduction of future studies as an emerging interdisciplinary academic field. Emphasis on visual thinking, visual pedagogy, and images associated with science and other disciplinary domains. How teaching with visual methods, images, and using techniques to develop the imagination can impact our future experience on earth. Highlights artists who are working in a highly cross-disciplinary context to establish "Ohio Valley Creative Energy" in Southern Indiana which will be a fire arts facility powered by methane gas from a landfill and also doing ecological and environmental education.