KftB Students’ Artwork Unveiled on a Berkeley Utility Box

On December 7, 2012, artwork from KIDS for the BAY students was unveiled on a utility box on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Channing Way in Berkeley. The city-wide utility box art project is part of Earth Island Institute’s Streets Alive! Program.  The project draws on local artists to create vivid images of sustainability to beautify the city.

60boxesIn the 2011-2012 school year six fifth grade students from John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley began designing and drawing pictures to develop their idea of sustainability – their connection to their local watershed.  John Muir Elementary School students, faculty, school principal and parents have participated in KIDS for the BAY’s School Wide Watershed Action Program for the past three years.  In the program, the school community learned their place in and their connection to their watershed.  The lucky group of six student artists had the opportunity to educate others about their watershed through the Streets Alive! art project.

The KIDS for the BAY students’ utility box image, titled “Drains to the Ocean”, reminds people how we are inextricably connected to the ocean through the city storm drains we walk, bike, and drive by every day. A big thank you to the students who created the vibrant artwork – Ariana Rodriguez, Berenabas Getahun, Jaleal Williams-Evans, Mayanah MaCullough, Nahdiri Polk, Odessa Newman & Zaikir Glasper.

Please visit our students’ artwork on the utility box at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Channing Way in Berkeley.