On Tuesday, the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem completed the installation of a mural in the Southeast Neighborhood Park, thanks to the leadership of second-year intern Chloe Deardurff. The mural project started in the Summer of 2016 when the Southeast Organized Area Residents (SOAR) expressed interest in having some display of public art in one of … More BCe2 installs mural in Southeast Neighborhood Park
If you walk by St. Matthew, you might notice a new box in front of our rain garden. That would be the new St. Matthew Bowman Creek Blessing Box built and installed by our intern Britney. This pantry is part our our team’s initiative to connect more with the community. It provides families with access to … More St. Matthew gets a lending pantry
We are currently in week 3 of the 2017 BCe2 summer internship. Today we took pictures all 10 of our rain gardens planted over the past two years. Check out the updates below!
Summer Internships in Community Anthropology and Local Ethnography: Create meaningful impact in your surrounding community! BCe2 is a partnership that pilots community-engaged, sustainable projects to address real world challenges in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend, IN. Projects center around urban natural resources, sustainable placemaking, and data decision-support all with the local residents in mind. … More Anthropology and Local Ethnography
Summer Internship Opportunity The Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem (BCe2) is seeking intern candidates for a paid 10-week internship program for the summer of 2017. Candidates should be interested in working on a variety of community-based projects that will create real impact in the South Bend community. Passion in environmental monitoring, project/construction management, Arduino technology, and/or … More 2017 Internship Applications Open
The Bowman Creek team gave our final 2016 internship presentation last Thursday to neighbors, community leaders, partners, stakeholders, funders, and the mayor. Check out the full presentation playlist here.
If you walk through Ravina Park, you might notice a new box that resembles a small house. That would be the new Abraham Arenas Little Free Library, built and installed by our intern Britney. The library stands right next to Britney’s suggestion box (which was installed a week ago). This library is part our our team’s initiative … More Ravina Park Gets a Little Free Library
On Monday, our team completed the last rain garden installation of the year. This rain garden, which is residential, is located at St. Joseph St. & Haney Ave. Check out our photos from Rain Garden 10 below:
Thanks to the efforts of our intern Britney, the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem now has a suggestion box in Ravina Park! Britney spent time brainstorming, designing, building, painting, and detailing the box before its installation last Friday. The box has the BCe2 logo laser-printed on top with our Facebook information and website on the side. … More Community Engagement: Collecting Feedback From Neighbors
It’s been a year since the 2015 team of interns installed BCe2’s first two rain gardens. A few of us went out to see how they’re doing after a year. Below are a few pictures of the current rain gardens. Rain Garden 1 – St. Joseph St., Residential Rain Garden 2 – Miami St., … More UPDATE: Rain Garden 1 & 2