Exploration: Vanessa Cortes 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.

I attend the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts and I'm in the 6th grade.

For our field trip we went to the Arroyo Seco, the Audubon Center at Debs Park, and Sycamore Grove. I had the most amazing time at these places. I think the place and thing I most liked visiting was when my class and I went to the little river.

Question to investigate:

  • In what exact year was it when they started to put cement around the river?


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