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Student Design Expo

The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum has teamed up with several New Orleans Public Schools to teach kids design concepts by using hands-on projects.

Today we visit the Design Expo and talk with some of the students about the projects they have been working on. One project we will focus on is the redesign of the Chalmette High School courtyard.

After Katrina, their courtyard was badly flooded. The students were given the opportunity to redesign the courtyard themselves. In an effort to welcome the many students who came to Chalmette after the storm because their schools were never reopened, the students designed a mosaic featuring all the mascots of the schools that were closed after Katrina.

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