11 Oct Danette Bouzanquet
My name is Danette Bouzanquet and I’m Friends of the L.A. River’s Education and Outreach Coordinator. I’m an educator and an artist, and the drive for both these passions stems from my grandparents teaching me how to live amongst their fruit trees, volunteer tomato plants, and blackberry brambles in their L.A. backyards during my early childhood. I took their lessons with me to the San Francisco Art Institute where I made films about human relationships to each other and to the ground below us during a time of climate crisis. After earning my Bachelors in Fine Arts from SFAI I found that same passion here in L.A., teaching kids about the land they live on and how our future is dependent on its health. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to impact children and help them come into their power as people who will live through the climate crisis.