Chicago Trip- what a week!

Tonight is our last night in Chicago before we head back to New Orleans!

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Design Day @ Tulane School of Architecture

Thank you to the National Organization of Minority Architects Students of Tulane University for hosting some of our students for a day focused on design and architecture.

Students spent the morning learning about site analysis and drawing to scale, and creating an original design for a pavilion on Tulane’s campus. In the afternoon they had the chance to build a physical model of their design. They also toured the architecture building and heard several guest speakers talk about the architecture profession and how design is apparent in our everyday lives.

NOMAS-TU will likely hold a similar event next year, and we hope even more students will join! If you are interested, check out Project Pipeline, a workshop held during the summer for high school students interested in architecture and design.

Second Harvest Community Service Day

We spent a morning learning about how the Second Harvest food service facility works- by working there. It wasn’t long before everyone was in the groove, had their job running smoothly, and we were able to finish many pallets of boxes. From lifting, unloading, recycling boxes to sorting, examining, weighing, packing and labeling food, everyone had a job the whole time.

Best part- at the end we got Popsicles!

Grow Dat Trip

1) yup, it was hot

2) we worked hard

3) we learned, about farming, food production and more!

Today we went to Grow Dat  in City Park

It was a short ride from UNO, except Ms. Molnar told the bus driver the wrong place to turn, so we had to turn around and go back to the exit… but we arrived on time. Leo Gorman met us and we got to play a few games, work off some sweat helping to clear weeds from the most recently mowed field, and learned about composting toilets. Yes, you got that right..

They are working on building restrooms that turn – well – you know, into compost!

We also found out that Grow Dat has raised over  $13,000.00  from selling food  grown right there on the farm-all organic, all done with loving care by teens from our community.

Although it was hot- we all survived, and were grateful to get back to the air-conditioned building for a break before the buses took us home again.

Special thanks to Ms. Juni for the ice chest full of cold water-and all our wonderful teachers who joined us.

We are VERY proud of the kids and their hard work.

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