Eco-Classroom Will Create a New Campus Hangout

Thanks to a phenomenal show of energy and enthusiasm from students, alumni and friends from all over the nation, Rattler pride beat out the competition in this year's national Retool Your School Contest! Florida A&M University won the $30,000 Campus Pride Award, awarded to the school with the most online votes and social media activity.

RYS16 newsletterThe award will help fund FAMU’s proposal to create an outdoor 'eco-classroom' adjacent to the campus recycling center, located across from FAMU Village. Sponsored by Home Depot, the funding will pay for  materials that will be used to convert the current stark concrete pad into an cool new environmentally friendly space for students to gather, relax, and learn.

The design and construction of the eco-classroom is envisioned as a campus wide project, from Engineering and Architecture students helping to design custom seating and shading structures, to Agriculture and Food Science students helping to create a teaching garden, to artists bringing the space to life.

The eco-classroom will provide a space for organized hands-on activities as well as a great place to just hang out. The possibilities for this flexible space will expand as it becomes part of campus life. Follow the action and get involved as the FAMU Eco-classroom comes to life over the summer and fall. Online and on social media 

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