The San Lorenzo River is the natural artery on which downtown Santa Cruz was built. Today, the river is a transportation corridor, recreational haven and fish and wildlife habitat. On Monday May 9th 83 students from Mission Hill Middle School installed 52 glass mosaic tiles showcasing plants and animals of the San Lorenzo River Watershed. Facilitated by public artist and teacher Kathleen Crocetti and Nancy Howels, the tiles were designed and fabricated by the students, as part of a multidisciplinary unit of study on the San Lorenzo River. A list of species and artists can be viewed here. Video of the installation can be viewed here.
Location: 104 River St