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Students present art project to city council after field trip to Bull Run Watershed

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A group of local kids went out to a protected Portland area to learn about our drinking water and shared their experience through art.

Fourth grade students from Boise-Eliot Humboldt Elementary took a trip to Bull Run Watershed this fall. Their trip was all about experiencing a relatively un-seen area of Portland through their senses.

The students took a silent stroll through the forest and recorded sounds from inside the dam.

After the field trip, the students transformed their personal interpretations into art. That art was presented to the Portland City Council on Wednesday.

One of the presenters was fourth grader Zamani Muldrew. He hopes everything they learned will prepare them for the future.

"The more kids that learn, the more jobs that we will be taking. And the more we can just keep building up and once we've built up so much, we can fix all the problems in the world."

Zamani said his favorite part was learning about plants and which ones were safe to eat.

The elementary school's art specialist said she was blown away by what her students captured saying they noticed things that even she didn't see.

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