On December 2, eight students and two teachers from Austin High School in Austin, PA visited Reservoir Studio at Penn State. Art teacher Michele Rodich learned about the water filters when she attended a Reservoir Studio presentation at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association conference in Philadelphia earlier this fall.
The visit was comprised of a water filter workshop, mini-tour of campus, a visit to the Palmer Museum of Art, and ice cream at the Penn State Creamery.
Austin High School is now an official K12 partner with Reservoir Studio. We are looking forward to working together on responding to the water crisis in rural Pennsylvania. Reservoir Studio and Austin High School are also in conversation about a public performance and water filter production demonstration at Creative Arts Day at Coudersport High School in February 2017.