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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Claudia Lopez
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 23:17:46 -0700 (MST)
I am answering the inquiry question, "How can we involve kids in
the art of their community that has a tie to the environmt."
I think that a park is a great place to start. The schools that
have a park nearby can help out in making the parks look a little better
for everyone in the community to enjoy. A way to start is by getting
community architects who would be interested in helping out. They can
help by saying where for example, new flowerbeds, trees or shrubs can be
planted. Then the children and the whole community can get together on
improving the park by planting the trees, or flower beds themselves.
Sometimes parks can be like a piece of art because it is there for
everyone to enjoy.
An example of this is Frederick Law Olmsted, he designed New
Yorks City' Central Park. He was the first person to call himself a land-
scape architet. He created a natural and wonderful place to be enjoyed by