Exploration: Milan Perry 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 Milan Perry and I'm in 6th grade at the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts.

On our field trip we went to the Audubon Center at Debs park, the Arroyo Seco, and Sycamore Grove Park.

We saw the Arroyo Seco, trees and nature. We also saw a structure like the ones made by the Tongva people.

I experienced a lot of education and things like plants I had never seen before.

Questions to investigate:

  • How did people stay warm or cool in there homes?
  • Did they only use the resources around them to fix/ build things?
  • How did people know if ingredients or water were fresh/good?


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