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Name of activity: Landscape Architecture Day for High School Students  
Date: Saturday, April 11th from 9am-12noon 
Location: 
Hilltop Arboretum
11855 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Additional sponsors or participating organizations: 
This special event is partially funded by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Other project partners are the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, local chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and local landscape architectural firms Brown+Danos Landdesign, Inc. and Reich Associates.

Brief description of event: 
Hilltop’s first ever Landscape Architecture Day for high school students will provide a unique opportunity to explore the process of creating a designed landscape using the Arboretum as a design laboratory.

Who should attend? High School Students.  Boy Scouts will earn their Landscape Architecture Badge.
What will you do? Learn about the profession of landscape architecture by having fun with college students from the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture working with nature, models and your imagination to explore the concept of form, color, model-making and graphic representation using various media. Members of the American Society of Landscape Architects will have a special booth and information about the growing career opportunities in landscape architecture.
Is this event open to the public? YES

Contact person on the day of the event: Peggy Davis 

Day-of contact phone: 225-767-6916

 

Name of activity:  LSU Campus Storm Drain Inlet Marking
Date: April 15, 2009
Location: LSU campus
Additional sponsors or participating organizations: LA Dept of Environmental Quality, LSU Student Chapter ASLA, Louisiana State University

Brief description of event: 
Teams will attach metal medallions to storm drain inlets which state “No Dumping. Drains to Bayou.”  We will continue for a few weeks until all of the campus drain inlets are marked with medallions.  This  a continuation of last year’s activity during which we marked all the drain inlets in downtown Baton Rouge.


Is this event open to the public? Yes
Contact person on the day of the event: Dana Nunez Brown or Brooke Giraldo
Day-of contact phone: Dana:  225-266-8180, Brooke: 225-229-9117

 

Name of activity: Pocket Park Site Plan and Installation Coordination
Date: April 25th
Location: Downtown Lafayette

Brief description of event:
Face lift for downtown pocket park that connects Jefferson Street to the municipal parking tower and main downtown park. The park is used heavily for festivals, Art Walks, and Downtown Alive, yet it has no planting besides a couple of large oaks. Several landscape architects will design plantings and organize volunteers to help plant them. The site plan will be displayed in the park during Festival International de Louisiane, which starts on April 24th. The park will be used heavily during the festival as a pedestrian passage and a music stage. It will be an ideal time to display LA Month signs and site plan. We will coordinate a work day on May 15th. There is support from the Mayor/Parish President, Downtown Development Authority, Public Works, and volunteers from Keller Williams (who have a national community work day on May 15th).

Is this event open to the public? Yes
Contact person on the day of the event: Haley Blakeman
Day-of contact phone: 337-296-2904

 

 



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Joyce DePass
Director of Meetings and Special Programs

jdepass@asla.org

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