Getting Outside to Learn: Green Infrastructure as a Living Laboratory

To build the institutional capacity for environmental stewardship and reinforce the concepts of healthy watersheds and communities, CWH is supporting Sun Valley Magnet School Students and Elmer Paseo residents in using and re-imagining Elmer Paseo as a living laboratory and outdoor classroom. Kicking off on World Water Day (3/22) and Earth month, CWH teamed up with students from Sun Valley Magnet School and like minded partner The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation to bring awareness to some of the water challenges we face in Southern California and how to address these challenges through nature-based solutions. With the support of The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation, CWH and Sun Valley Magnet students are engaging in a series of stewardship activities at Elmer Paseo to learn more about the Los Angeles River Watershed, green infrastructure, and the importance of sustainable landscapes.For their World Water Day celebration, ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation and award-winning National Geographic photographer Andy Mann told their water impact story using the art of visuals. Andy Mann’s work focuses on algal blooms, the large green mats of muck that form on the surface of streams, lakes, and the ocean when there are too many nutrients in the water. His art story documents the extent of the problem, the impact to people, and the solutions to this water quality issue.

 


For their World Water Day celebration, ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation and award-winning National Geographic photographer Andy Mann created short films and still photographs for their special Water Positive and told their water impact story using the art of visuals. Andy Mann’s work focuses on algal blooms, the large green mats of muck that form on the surface of streams, lakes, and the ocean when there are too many nutrients in the water. His art story documents the extent of the problem, the impact to people, and the solutions to this water quality issue.