The health and safety of our employees and volunteers is our #1 priority! Check out our COVID-19 protocol as we get ready to implement our Green Jobs 4 Youth summer program
Lots of Fish is an Art & Environmental Education project focusing on water and climate. We host school-year and summer youth employment programs that engage community members in creating art that helps to reduce pollution in our local waterways and increase climate resilience.
Lots of Fish is proud to provide community outreach & education projects focusing on stormwater runoff to help municipalities meet EPA permit requirements. Our assembly presentations are now being converted to online presentations and virtual activities that teachers and homeschoolers can use to engage in our creative projects and our GIS mapping. This Summer Youth Employment Program will be painting storm drains, rain barrels, and educational signage. You can volunteer or submit in a design for any of our projects.
Even Art-Making Needs Protection!
Lots of Fish is piloting a youth summer program! The program employs youth 16 -21 yrs in water-related impact projects and sustainable living practices. Educational components include Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Infrastructure in urban and suburban communities. We engage local researchers, educators, artists and public officials. We are seeking to expand the program to communities along the Quinnipiac River and beyond.
Submit a design to be painted!
Create a storm drain art design that reminds people to protect our waterways from litter and pollution! Share your creative idea and message, then we'll paint it on your behalf, or come paint with us! Your design will be brought to life and support life too!
The submission form has more information and options for recognition. To submit a design or learn more use the button below or got to our Storm Drain Art page.
Art- Making for a Healthy Planet!
Lots of Fish is proud to provide community outreach & education projects that help reduce pollutants entering our waterways and increase climate resilience. We grow through sponsorships, collaborations, and donations from wonderful people and organizations that we are excited to call partners!
Stormwater Runoff Education!
Our Runoff Art projects align with municipal needs to provide public education and outreach about its storm sewer system and associated pollution sources as part of its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. By engaging community members and young people through hands-on, educational, public art projects and accompanying presentations, the participants gain extensive knowledge about their local watershed while creating attractive public art that draws attention to this environmental issue in a unique way.
Community, Environment & Traffic Calming
Lots of Fish works with Schools to paint storm drains and connected crosswalks to educate students about our connectedness to waterways while contributing to beatification and school zone traffic calming. Projects are conducted with educators, scientists, and artists with authorization from the appropriate city departments. Lots of Fish coordinates the entire process to ensure safe and high quality programs including ongoing maintenance of the artworks. Program aligns with EPA MS4 public outreach and education requirements.
Mapping Art and Stormwater Runoff
Stormwater pollution and urban runoff are large sources of trash and toxins that end up in local waterways and ultimately out into the ocean. To address this problem, Lots of Fish is engaging the public in an attractive art project incorporating QR and interactive GIS map technologies as a creative and innovative approach to citizen science and education. Try out our GIS for Kids in our online classroom!
Ecological Art Events & Games
Lots of Fish held its first EcoArt Fest in 2019. Music, art, games, river activities all made from reused and reclaimed materials. EcoArt Festival Games, made by Summer Youth Employees, were the highlight of our event. Pin the Tail on the Fish, Strike Out Litter, Do You Know - Fishing Pond, MiniGulf, The Net Result, Feed the Fish (bean bag toss) and more! Bring our games to your next event!
Meet a Scientist, Engineer, or Artist
Virtual introductions and Q & A with researchers, and professionals working directly in the field of water systems, marine biology, and artists engaged in sustainable practices
Lots of Fish
12 East Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06513
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