Today, high school art students ventured outside the classroom to Lauritzen Gardens to explore the traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore.

They had a demo on trash vortex and how micro plastics get into the water and the effects it has on the ecosystem. They then toured the gardens to see the sculptures. All the trash used in the sculptures had washed ashore on beaches in Oregon. Volunteers sort the plastic by color and
artists plan and create the sculptures. The sculptures have been traveling around to country to raise awareness of the effects of plastic on our environment. 

Students made a bottle cap mini mural that will be on display for the month of March with the exhibit. 

What a great way to start out the week!