School Zone Art on storm drains and crosswalks increase awareness of waterways and school zones
Lots of Fish, School Zone, Storm Drains, Crosswalks, Public

School Zone Art - NEW!

New! This Lots of Fish program seeks to engage the public in School Zone Art projects on storm drains and crosswalks to increase public awareness about our connectedness to waterways while contributing to community beatification and school zone traffic safety. It's Public Art on a Mission!

Art for Safe Streets & Waters!

Public Art on a Mission

Community, Environment & Traffic Safety - Projects are conducted with community groups, schools, educators, and artists in collaboration with city. Lots of Fish will coordinate and oversee the entire process to ensure safe and high quality programs including ongoing maintenance of the artworks. This program helps meet municipal, state and federal MS4 mandates from the EPA focusing on stormwater runoff and public education. 


Goals

  1. Community Beautification through local engagement
  2. Education & Awareness of our connection to local waterways
  3. Amplification of School Zone Crosswalks
  4. Help towns meet MS4 requirements for stormwater runoff. Read more


Student painting school crosswalk with Lots of Fish and flowing water street art for traffic  safety
Student painting school crosswalk with Lots of Fish and flowing water street art for traffic safety
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Making Art for Fish and Humans

Project Overview


Engagement of & Presentation to Local Schools
Each site project will start with a presentation to students about traffic safety and as well as  the connections between urban stormwater systems and local waterways. After learning about the positive environmental impact of the project, students create their designs on templates of storm drains and crosswalks provided by Lots of Fish


Compilation of Student Designs & Site Preparation

Student designs are collected and delivered to Lots of Fish artists to create a final design compiled of the students’ design elements. The outdoor surface is cleaned and the outline of the design is transferred by artist to the surfaces in preparation for students to paint. 


Installation of School Zone Art

Once the city departments issues permits and safety procedures, a student and/or community painting day will be scheduled and advertised. The students and/or community members will paint the entire design with guidance and oversight from the artist. Finishing touches or text on the design will be completed by the artist. Maintenance kits with the paint colors used and brushes will be available for groups and schools to ensure the longevity and ongoing stellar appearance of the art.

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Community Participation


Projects are conducted with community groups, schools, educators, and artists in collaboration with city. Lots of Fish will coordinate and oversee the entire process to ensure safe and high quality programs including ongoing maintenance of the artworks.

School Zone Art Assembly Presentations

Overview

Crosswalk with Lots of Fish and water flowing through the white lines painted by students.

School assembly presentations introduce the program to the entire school, reinforcing the main goals of the program with a visual, musical and interactive experience!

Traffic Safety

School Zone sign slide from School Zone Art presentation.

 Traffic safety presented by municipal officials illustrates safety measures and guidelines for best safety practices when walking, riding or driving to your school  

Watershed Education

The Quinnipiac River at East Grand Ave. Photo taken from Lots of Fish workshop with our drone.

Where does water come from and where does it go. From the sky to the ocean, from the faucet to the drain, municipal and natural water systems sustain our lives and the lives of all living things. 

Musical Engagement

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A school assembly would not be engaging without some music. Musical presentations focus on the subjects of the program with an emphasis on environmental stewardship.

Inspiring Designs and Solutions

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Visual slide presentation of past projects and art images that will help inspire their imaginations to create art for their School Zone Art project. 

Q & A

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The student and teacher audience can ask questions of any of the presenters: artists, scientist, musician, city officials. 

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