This blog post was written by Madison (Mady) MacPeek, a 9th grade Living Environment student at Lancaster High School, Lancaster NY.The students and teacher in S11 have been getting very green
lately. For the 2013 Erie County Department of Environment and Planning Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Contest they have done just that. The Coca - Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo provided the blank barrels, but the students in Mrs. Balling's Biology class gave it personality. The rain barrel was first sanded and primed with Glidden Gripper.
|Rain Barrel primed with Glidden Gripper.|
|The design sketched out on the barrel|
|The paints that we used.|
|The parts of the design were color coded to match paint colors that we had available.|
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning chose the theme "Rainwater is a resource, not just a runoff!" The rain barrel features a beautiful scene, decorated with rhinestone raindrops, colorful flowers and complete with a river with fish and frogs.
Update on April 24th, 2013 We won 3rd place!
There was a press conference at the Rath Building in Downtown Buffalo, NY.
|our certificate of participation|
|Top three (first place is bottom left, second place is bottom right, ours was third place)|
Here are pictures of all of the rain barrels... http://www2.erie.gov/environment/sites/www2.erie.gov.environment/files/uploads/pdfs/ECS_2013%20Rain%20Barrel%20Painting%20Contest%20photographs%20with%20school%20names.pdf
There will be more pictures coming!
originally posted on www.ballinwithballing.blogspot.com