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Combining Innovative Renewable and Native American Technologies in the Design of a Sustainable Outdoor Classroom

EPA Grant Number: SU834298
Title: Combining Innovative Renewable and Native American Technologies in the Design of a Sustainable Outdoor Classroom
Investigators: Fitch, John
Current Investigators: Fitch, John , Bayona, Laura , Brookbank, Ryan , Stacy, Heidi
Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
EPA Project Officer: Nolt-Helms, Cynthia
Project Period: August 15, 2009 through August 14, 2010
Project Amount: $9,994
RFA: P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (2009)
Research Category: P3 Challenge Area - Built Environment , P3 Challenge Area - Energy , Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , Tribal Environmental Health Research



(1) to integrate Seminole Tribal building technology with emerging innovative renewable technologies to create a productive sustainable "outdoor" learning classroom; and (2) to use the energy of the design process to create an innovative learning opportunity for all project participants.


(1) to identify important sustainable technologies embodied in the Seminole "chickee" design; (2) to identify potential innovative renewable technologies compatible with the "chickee" design; (3) to bring together stakeholders including college and K-6 students and faculty, Seminole building experts, and sustainable energy experts in "charrettes" to evaluate technological opportunities, to design the classroom, to build a scale model, and to develop a monitoring plan to evaluate its effectiveness.

Expected Results:

(1) detailed design plans for a sustainable outdoor learning classroom, (2) a scale model of the planned sustainable outdoor learning classroom, (3) a description of the process of design and the contributions of the various stakeholders, and (4) a monitoring plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the sustainable outdoor classroom.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 3 publications for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

Sustainable development; clean, innovative, renewable technologies; decision-making; cost-benefit; community-based; conservation; ecology; social science; engineering; monitoring; analytical; measurement methods; Southeast,

Progress and Final Reports:
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