During the 2014-2015 school year, high school students at River’s Edge Academy participated in an art-led, environmental education project called “River Journey: Exploring the Value of the Mississippi River,” led by Jonee Kulman Brigham, design researcher, artist, and developer of the educational model. Students traveled from their school’s kitchen sink, tracing the path of water along upstream and downstream infrastructure, to reveal how they and their school are interconnected with the Mississippi River. Along the way, they met with community members, and engaged with water, infrastructure, poetry, reflective writing, and photography to develop an appreciation for the river and the water it provides.
Medium: Participatory public art, designed experience taking place across St. Paul. Supporting dramatic props and elements include River Journey Poem, Journey Bottles art activity and installation, and Mississippi River Vessel art activity and artifact.
Date created and enacted: 2014-2015 school year