The Kuban Elementary School Build a Park Program introduced students to the process of designing and building a park. The program explored the professions of landscape architecture, planning, engineering, botany, art and ecology through weekly activities. The program took students step-by-step through the design of a park in order to demonstrate the process and introduce the many professions that are involved along the way. Hands-on activities included site mapping, plant identification, sun and wind experiments, and activity programming. The exhibition displays the work that the students developed in the final weeks of the program. The students involved were 5th graders from after school program which met every Tuesday and Thursday for a two-month period.
The Kuban School Build a Park Program is a joint project of the city’s Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program, the American Society of Landscape Architects and Urban Earth Design. Kuban Elementary School is located at 3201 W. Sherman St., Phoenix, AZ.