NAHS Rain Barrel Art Project for the Cincinnati Zoo

The North Adams High School Visual Arts Department was selected to paint a rain barrel as part of the seventh annual Rain Barrel Art Project, an initiative designed to educate the community about water conservation and pollution caused by storm water runoff.

The Rain Barrel Art Project is a joint effort of and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. As part of this initiative, students and other community members throughout the Ohio River Valley submitted artistic designs to beautify otherwise dull rain barrels. Over 160 entries were submitted with only 40 of those designs being selected.

The art department at North Adams High School was selected to paint one rain barrel for this year’s event. The participating student, Emma Geeslin, worked under the leadership of Mrs. Trina Stapleton, North Adams High School Art teacher.  The rain barrel design depicts 3 eccentric llamas titled, "No Probllama".

The auction will ended on April 25, 2019, during the zoo’s Party for the Planet event, with proceeds benefiting conservation education in the Ohio River Valley. “The zoo is thrilled to be hosting the rain barrel event once again. As the ‘Greenest Zoo in America,’ we are always looking for ways to inspire our community to take action that can impact the environment in positive ways,” said Sophia Turczynewycz, the zoo’s Sustainable Communities Advocate.

For more information regarding the Rain Barrel Art Project or, contact John Nelson at 513-772-7645 or visit

About is the creation of the Regional Storm Water Collaborative of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, an organization focused on sharing resources to better leverage mass media and raise awareness concerning water quality issues in the Ohio River Valley. The collaborative is composed of storm water districts, municipalities, and soil and water conservation districts in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Together, we can keep our waterways clean and healthy.

2019 Rain Barrel for Cincinnati Zoo Project

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