"Color Canalscape" invites students to reimagine the banal

Feb 2014 Art team

As the result of a partnership between the Global Institute of Sustainability's Sustainable Schools program and Arizona Forward's Canalscape Committee, three student teams showcased their unique visions for the Grand Canal at the March 1 "Color Canalscape" event.

The teams - comprised of students from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Central High School, Brophy College Preparatory School and Xavier College Preparatory School - began their sustainability-themed projects aimed at improving the canal's artistic appeal, infrastructure and landscape systems in August of 2013. The goal of this ongoing educational project is to transform the section of the Grand Canal between Seventh Street and Central Avenue into a shared outdoor learning center for the partner schools that border it.