Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mussel Island

The "Gowanus" Island could use a mussel garden. After learning about how mussels can improve a waterway like the Canal, students went to work. They built model floating mussel gardens using found materials.  The stand-in for mussels?  Washers. Students will send their plans to landscape architects.

PVC pipe floats!

This island held the most washers!

Ran out of bubble wrap...vinyl gloves filled with air held the "mussels" aloft.

Students drew their designs.

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