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Splash Summit and BYU's Landscape Management

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Landscape students get hands on experience with Stefan Lukowski

Splash Summit is renovating its popular lazy river attraction. Transforming the current lazy river into a "pristine rainforest river" will be no small task. To take on this exciting project, the park has enlisted the help of well-known local artisan, Stefan Lukowski.

Stefan reached out to BYU faculty in the Department of Plant and Wildlife Science, touring our greenhouse, and collecting important information on the actual subjects his project will reproduce with life-like synthetic materials.

BYU's Life Science Greenhouse is glad to play a small role in the project. We are lending some of our plants for staging and creative design as well as providing our students a chance to gain hands-on experience. Student greenhouse managers Brayden Johnson and Chase Maughan helped to select, position plants and organize the display on a custom riser.

Producing an artificial landscape of this scale is a tall order, visualizing the types of tropical plants, their size and understanding how to position them a critical first step.

Stay tuned for more updates to this fun collaboration!