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.|