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Kids Experience Bull Run

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Kids experience the Bull Run Watershed.

Kids Experience Bull Run

Fourth-graders from Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School and their art teacher addressed Portland City Council on Feb. 3, 2016, in City Hall Council Chambers, followed by a reception. These young artists brought to Council their personal impressions from inside the protected Bull Run Watershed.

In the fall, these students had a unique field trip to the watershed that focused on water and art. The Portland Water Bureau guides hundreds of students through the Bull Run each year to study water science and engineering. The Boise-Eliot/Humboldt field trips added a special mission: visit Bull Run and bring the experience back to Portland through art.

The special tour was designed for these students to experience the watershed through their five senses – even taste. Students took a silent walk through the forest; recorded sound from inside a dam; practiced photo yoga; and tasted an oxalis plant. Upon returning to school, they created the artwork on display in the City Hall atrium.

“The grass is green. The river looks beautiful with the trees. It’s very amazing because I don’t usually get to be in places like this,” said Mahogany, a Boise-Eliot/Humboldt fourth-grader. “I can’t wait to go home and tell my mom about what I saw.”

You can experience Bull Run by signing up for a guided Bull Run tour (offered on a limited basis July-September, www.portlandoregon.gov/water/education).

The Bull Run Art Exhibit is on display from Feb.  3 – 25 Portland City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Ave., Portland Atrium art exhibit open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Art Exhibit

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt student photos and watercolors on display at City Hall Atrium Feb. 3 - 25, 2016

Bull Run Audio & Video

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt student audio & video recordings