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!
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.
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.
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 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 presented by municipal officials illustrates safety measures and guidelines for best safety practices when walking, riding or driving to your school
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.
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.
Visual slide presentation of past projects and art images that will help inspire their imaginations to create art for their School Zone Art project.
The student and teacher audience can ask questions of any of the presenters: artists, scientist, musician, city officials.
Serving the Quinnipiac River & watershed
Departments of Transportation, Engineering, Education, Livable Cities, Youth Services