Artist Boat

Update: Galveston Bay Watershed Fall of 2009

This creative project, led by Eco-Art Educator, Mary Ann Wosenitz, depicts the six major areas connected in the Galveston Bay Watershed. Two semesters of students’ work will produce a 120-foot-long outdoor mural placed in the school’s habitat (see below). The six areas include (and are represented, respectively, below): the cypress swamps of the Trinity River, Buffalo Bayou, the Houston Ship Channel, marsh/wetlands, Galveston Bay, and the Flower Garden Banks of the Gulf of Mexico.



Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Educator, Adele Hanas, helped students and the rest of the Artist Boat team installed a 7,500 square foot native habitat at Fonville Middle School through an Eco-Art Residency. Habitat construction began in the Fall of 2008 and was completed in April of 2009. The project involved multiple partners and funding resources. We are happy to be a part of their campus and to provide the Eco-Art Residencies that culminate projects such as these.

Students were able to learn about the importance of native habitats and the flora and fauna that can flourish right on their Houston campus! The disciplines of both the sciences and the arts were combined to help the students create the peaceful, native habitat.

habitat with ribbon

Habitat awaiting ribbon cutting ceremony


Mr. Olivo, Fonville principal, gives inspiring speech at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

survey of work

Eco-Art Educator, Adele Hanas, leads students through their native habitat.

installing bench

Volunteers and students installing 'Zones of the Ocean' benches.

Olivo planting

Principal, Mr. Olivo, helping students plant flowers.

hard working

Students working hard on the natural stream portion of the habitat.

finally finished

Group photo of staff and volunteers in finished habitat.