Youth Art Gallery Terminal A-East Baggage Claim
March 29, 2011 - November 8, 2011
An art contest organized by the
Philadelphia Water Department and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
The annual art contest is an initiative to educate Philadelphia students in grades K-12 including public, private, and home schooled children, about various water-related topics such as the natural water cycle, watersheds, water use cycle, land use and pollution. This particular contest focused on ways to protect Philadelphia’s hidden streams – both the natural streams now buried underground and the man-made streams or the sewer system. Today, when rain or melting snow washes over the land, it carries with it pollutants such as oil from leaking cars, pet waste, litter, fertilizers and pesticides. The dirty runoff water flows into the storm drains and into Philadelphia’s rivers and hidden streams, threatening the health of our local waterways.
After learning about ways to protect Philadelphia’s hidden streams, students creatively responded to the issue of water pollution and shared their visions about this very important concept. This exhibition features a selection of the award-winning artwork.
Liana Spiro, Germantown Friends School, 1st Prize Grades 6 - 8
Antoni Gierozak, Archbishop Ryan High School, 3rd Prize for Grades 9 - 12