Downstream/Upstream took place in 2011 with preschoolers and kindergarteners, now turning 8-10. The project has been exhibited in several venues, currently it is at St. Paul Regional Water Services. A printed publication is also underway.
But, while the actual experience of Downstream/Upstream is completed, the curriculum framework model it incubated and piloted is continuing on. "Earth Systems Journey" has its own website now, and there is a new pilot with a high school currently happening in St. Paul, with another pilot at the elementary level planned for summer 2016.
The Downstream/Upstream website will only be updated occasionally for exhibit and publication updates, but I hope you'll follow the progress of its offspring model and new projects at Earth Systems Journey.
“River Journey: Exploring the Value of the Mississippi” is
the name of the current Earth Systems Journey pilot. This project will
take place at River’s Edge Academy Charter Environmental High School,
where I will collaborate with teachers, staff and students on a year
long “Earth Systems Journey” of water through their school, tracing the flows to the Mississippi River, both upstream and downstream.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Our Water in a Changing World: Climate Change and the Urban Watershed," Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7-8:30 p.m. At the time of this writing, there is a waiting list for the lecture, but check the link for current details. I'm looking forward to sharing work and discussing the intersection of art, place making and environmental awareness.