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Sustainable Schools program partners with Arizona Forward and four local schools on a year-long educational project and the March 1st Color Canalscape Event!

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Photo: Courtesy of Arizona Forward’s Canalscape Initiative

The Sustainable Schools program has been working with Arizona Forward’s Canalscape Committee and four local schools over the last year on visioning the future for a stretch of the Grand Canal between Central Avenue and 7th Street. The four schools that surround this stretch of the Grand Canal include St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Central High School, Brophy College Preparatory School and Xavier College Preparatory School.

The goal of the educational project is for this section of the Grand Canal to become a shared outdoor learning center and “outdoor classroom” for the four partner schools which border the canal. Three student teams have been working since last August on their sustainability-themed projects for the Canal with  one  team working on environmental art along canal, another team focusing on landscape systems and the third focusing on bridging and connectivity between schools across the canal.  Each student team manned a booth at the March 1st event to showcase their work and visions!

Video: Courtesy of Vianka Villa – Multimedia Reporter, the State Press