STUDENTS OF ESCUELA POPULAR
CONNECT WITH NATURE AT ROOSEVELT PARK
In Partnership With
San Jose, CA; May 30, 2008
This group of about thirty high-school students from Escuela Popular joined me and Wild Zones co-founders Karen Payne and David Hawkins at Roosevelt Park in San Jose. Getting there was a short city-bus ride for the students of this inner-city charter school.
For more photos, see the event photo gallery.
In 2007, I also partnered with Wild Zones and Escuela Popular, working in different San Jose park.
The students, led by Wild Zones co-founder Karen Payne, walked across the grass from the bus stop to our site. Before the students arrived, we unloaded a van-load of natural materials in the deserted playground we used for the project.
After a brief introduction, the students spread out and went to work all over the site.
Almost all the artworks were made in spontaneous collaboration.
We gathered for a closing circle to discuss our experience and give thanks.
Students helped clean up, and helped load our materials back into the van.