“Follow the Flush” is a participatory 5K walk following the path of wastewater through interesting landscapes that are hybrids of urban infrastructure and natural features. Interactive art installations and informational kiosks along the way offer a fun way for people to learn more about what happens after we flush the toilet, and to engage in some potty humor as a playful way into more serious conversations about waste, sanitation, sustainability, and resilience. The walk ends at the wastewater treatment facility, where tours of the facility will celebrate the work that goes into maintaining this critical infrastructure, including the role that microorganisms play in processing human waste and making us who we are. Register here.
Kid-friendly, though expect some healthy discussion of bodily functions. ;)
Part of an ongoing series of walks held in various cities, the 2018 event in Santa Cruz is co-developed with the support of the City of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Arts Commission, independent artist studio FICTILIS, an undergraduate research group within the DANM department at UCSC, and other artists and organizations in the Santa Cruz community.
Art installations and performances, water tables that double as interactive displays from water-related nonprofits, and a variety of family-friendly games and activities.
Art installations and performances
Interactive displays from water-related nonprofits
Waste Mapping exercise, Best Bathroom prize, toilet humor, “Pin the Poop,” Cornhole, water tastings and drinking contests, and other fun games and activities!
Saturday, May 5 at 9:30am to 3:00pm
East Remote Lot Hagar Drive, Santa Cruz, CA and 110 California St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060