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ArtStream Glenwood School


Glenwood School 2005 ArtStream Project

Glenwood is a K-8 school in the Spring River Watershed [larger map].

Project Description: Students mapped the school campus, to compare and contrast areas in terms of rainfall, soil permeability and composition, run-off, erosion, and present vegetation. Data collection along with art journaling provided information needed for future improvement of the school campus environment, to control run off and puddling problems. Improvements to the grounds will emphasize the use of native plants.

Onsite coordinator: Michelle Carlson, art teacher; Co-teacher: Dawn King, art teacher; Artist in residence: Pat Hight, clay and drawing


At the December Christmas program, the seventh and eighth grade art students unveiled their clay tile relief map.

Students mapped information about schoolyard elevation, vegetation, water flow and erosion, created icons to represent the data, then recorded it on the tiles.

At the December 15th school Christmas program, from left: student Darren Spangler, Glenwood art teacher Dawn King, artist-in-residence Pat Hight, student Phillip Magana, and Glenwood art teacher Michelle Carlson.
Hight is holding a special certificate which reads:
Thank You for Art Beyond the Call of Duty
Presented to Dawn King and Michelle Carlson
Artstream 2005

Other activities included as part of the project were a trip to Tingler Prairie with Rhonda Rhymer, MDC natural history biologist, for a look at the restored prairie at Tingler and comparison with what restoration would look like on the Glenwood school grounds.

The Glenwood ArtStream Team hopes that their work this year will be the first step in a long range plan to develop their campus as an outdoor learning environment emphasizing the Ozarks ecosystem.


Project Journal
with Photos

Lesson Plans

Schoolyard Mapping 

Nature Journaling 

Aerial photo of Glenwood School and surrounding area
Click the map to see it full size Satellite Map

Glenwood School and Tingler Prairie Topo Map
Click the map to see it full size Glenwood Topo Map


The development of content for ArtStream is funded through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.