Santana Continuation High School and Hughes Middle School announced as the Winners of the 2015 Streets to the Sea Challenge!
The Streets to the Sea Challenge returned in March of 2015 with a new approach to tackling an old problem. This year, student teams from twelve schools explored their campus watershed with a curious and critical eye, looking for excessive water flows, pollution hot spots, and any opportunity to keep their water resources from becoming water pollution. And these students were more than up to the challenge, hosting film festivals, designing screens for pollution prevention, and using what materials they could find nearby to crack the water pollution problem. With these solutions in hand, teams submitted their completed applications and designs to Generation Earth with details on how they were planning on sharing their new ideas with their community. These teams were then invited to present their projects for evaluation at our Streets to the Sea Recognition Ceremony, where they competed for the top prize of a field trip to the Floating Lab in Long Beach! These teams represented the following schools:
1. Alliance Ouchi-O'Donovan 6-12 Complex
2. APEX Academy High School
3. Hughes Middle School
4. Jefferson Leadership Academies
5. Los Angeles Senior High School
6. Los Angeles Teacher Preparatory High School
7. Los Coyotes Middle School
8. Mary Star of the Sea High School
9. Orville Wright Middle
10. Santana Continuation High School
11. STEAM Academy at Burke Middle School
12. Thomas Starr King Middle School
The student teams from 11 of these 12 schools participated in the Recognition Ceremony at The Synergy Lab of the Disney Grand Central Creative Campus on May 21, 2015 (Los Coyotes Middle School was unable to attend). During the event, students presented their solutions through tabletop displays, demonstration videos, and in-person discussion for final evaluation by our expert panel of judges, including Joshua Svensson from the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works; MariAlyce Pederson from Disney Environmentality; and Stephen Mejia from the Friends of the Los Angeles River.
Congratulations to all the schools that participated in the Streets to the Sea Challenge, and let's continue to keep our waters clean!