This summer Design Bank and BORSHOFF chimed in on a Project Based Learning Project about Fall Creek Waterway w/ Tindley Accelerated Schools students. Students learned about Fall Creek's history, social justice, and science . They toured the Fall Creek Trailhead at 38th/Fall Creek and interviewed botanist, local stakeholders, and designers.
What came out of that experience was clear. Students loved Fall Creek but the issue that floated to the top was that they couldn't see the waterway. With an impediment in the way like this how could "Lyrical Park" happen for our youth?
What unfolded after we left that classroom is amazing! The vision of making a way to the waterway was our goal! I want to thank Mr. Joe King. If anyone deserves a "Mr. Do" award - it's him.
Shout out to the over 100 volunteers, Afscme Local #725, Indy Do Day, OneClick, AmeriCorps , Reconnecting to Our Waterways, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and City of Indianapolis for your help in making change happen for our youth.
Take a look! We found the waterway and found a few treasures.