Exploration: Jia-Wei Dang Field Trip Observations

Students from the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts (LFCSA) and the Living Museum Sycamore Grove are collaborating with Departures Youth Voices to document their exploration of the area and develop interactive tools that will become part of the Living Museum's community resources. Follow the students as they work with community residents and learn about the history of the neighborhood, urban planning, and placemaking.

Below are the student's observations from their field trip to the Sycamore Grove District in Highland Park. To read more about the trip click here.


My name is Jia-Wei Dang. I'm in 6th grade, and I go to Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts.

We went to the Arroyo Seco, Sycamore Grove Park, and the Audubon Center. The Audubon Center is a nice place to hike and play for children, and adults.

On this field trip I saw the Arroyo Seco that connects to the L.A. River. The Arroyo Seco is like a river. We walked into a giant sewer, it was weird. Being near the river water makes you want to jump in and play. In the Audubon Center there was a little hut like house, and a gray view. We got to eat pepper, but pepper by itself taste disgusting.

Questions to investigate:

  • How did people build cement in the Arroyo Seco, and still have water running through?
  • What year did they built the Audubon Center?

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