"They all had a different vision of how the water was part of our lives," art teacher Christine Thomas said. "The kids decided that we would be living in the water, and the sea creatures would be living on the earth."
The students reinvented beach volleyball with hovercraft shoes, Thomas said; they also added fast-food outlets to the landscape, and redesigned the city's controversial lifeguard towers.
The kids' 3-D pieces also had common themes.
"I'm up to my eyeballs in hovercrafts," Thomas said. "The kids all brought in these crazy things, which they glued, taped and strapped into futuristic space vehicles."