Youth Research Symposium Explores the L.A. River
May 30, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I had the pleasure of attending a Youth Research Symposium last Saturday May 26th 2012. The event took place at L.A. Trade Tech College, and was presented by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center‘s Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations. Through I got involved in this a little through bicycling issues, via the new non-profit effort Bikas, I was impressed that many of the student research projects focused on the future of the Los Angeles River. I am encouraged about the prospects for L.A.’s future when so many of L.A.’s youth leadership are focusing on projects I’ve been actively pushing for: making L.A. more bicycle-friendly and revitalizing the L.A. River!
Before the event, I met with groups that were researching bicycling issues – at both Wilson High School (El Sereno) and Lincoln High School (Lincoln Heights.) High School youth formed groups, and did original research, mostly including surveys, then presented their findings at the symposium.
I was splitting my time between two events the day of the event, so I missed a lot of the presentations, but I did get some photos of river boards:
and this great model showing a possible reconfiguration of the Los Angeles River channel through downtown Los Angeles: (not sure who created this – if it’s you, please comment and let us know)
Congratulations to the high school students who did a great job on their river research projects!