Student designers are helping to inspire recycling in Grand Teton National Park thanks to a visionary program titled, Building STEAM. This program is led by Jackson Hole Public Art in partnership with Grand Teton National Park and Teton County School District, and funded by Subaru of America, Inc. as part of its Zero Landfill Initiative. Through this initiative, Subaru shares its knowledge of zero landfill practices with the national parks and works towards a goal of significantly reducing the waste that is going into landfills.
Led by Jackson Hole Public Art’s professional artist-on-staff, Bland Hoke, students in Jackson Hole High School’s Fabrication Lab have installed two public art projects at the Craig Thomas Discovery Center in Grand Teton National Park. The overarching goal of their installations is to improve the park’s waste diversion rate and facilitate easier collection, while communicating to a diverse audience that recycling can be fun. Over 100,000 visitors will see the temporary artworks titled “STREAM” and “Mountain Recycling Bin” on display through July.