Mountains to Sea programs inform and prepare citizens and students of all ages to engage in civic actions supporting water resiliency issues connecting us all.
Please join us on 10/20 to learn more about LA: H20 from Mountains to Sea!
Following the program please join us for a Civic Water Expo in the Aquarium’s Courtyard and guided tours of nearby AltaSea!
"Mountains to Sea" programs aim to inspire more thoughtful choices by individuals and communities about using this precious resource because:
We must all be engaged in making decisions about access to this precious resource upon which all life depends and truly “common ground”.
Civic scale water issues vary depending on location, though flooding, drought, pollution, access, and other challenges to healthy and abundant water supplies often overlap and are interconnected.
"H2O+" is a program we’re also developing to support potential solutions for civic resource issues by aligning private sector resources for more impactful investments.
More About Mountains to Sea:
We curate civic education programming designed to include and align information and resources that groups like these may already focus on in their own work so as to have more impact by connecting on water issues:
water resiliency issues identified by local and global experts (100 Resilient Cities, ProCon, AltaSea, River LA, IoES, SCMI…)
impartial analysis (ProCon, IoES, SCMI)
civic education curriculum development (ProCon, Action Civics, iCivics) and simulation games (NCSOFT, etc.)
incubator/accelerator to develop solutions for some of these issues into social enterprises and opportunities for impact investment (H2O+, Braid Theory)
This information can then be communicated at the civic scale through “River of Beauty” projects:
murals (Obey, Beautify Earth, local mural groups)
posters (Amplifier, Obey)
virtual gallery (Paddle 8, Artnet) of water-themed art, with a percentage of sales serving as a sustainable revenue stream supporting the civic arts and education program.
social media (viral images, graphic statistics, gifs, newsletter, websites)
Count me in:
Last year we proposed to educate Angelenos from Mountains to Sea about water resiliency issues at a site adjacent to the LA River. We also suggested a FLOWfest civic education faire along the LA River, including groups like these and other potential partners listed in the resource gallery below. We’re very happy our Fall Forum is at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium at the Port of LA and excited to see future events flow like the water cycles from Sea to Mountains as well…
More potential partners to connect with relevant programs and resources:
Outdoor classroom art gardens foster civic action based on environmental education + public art + urban gardens:
Prototype environmental/art education programs at existing outdoor classroom along the river, Fall 2015:
Connect with relevant LA2050 proposals:
The Civic Water Expo partners include: