Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010 - (Page 4)

STRATA PARTNERING SCIENCE WITH SERVICE A PROGRAM FOUNDED AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES VALUABLE INSIGHT AND HANDSON EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ACROSS AMERICA PREPARING THEM FOR THE GREEN JOBS OF TOMORROW By Tiffany Finley S chool projects used to consist of science fair volcanoes and the cleanliness of a dog’s tongue, but today American high schools are taking on service-learning projects such as building a green roof to benefit communities. Prospect Hill Academy Charter School joined a national U.S. program that combines engineering with volunteering projects that led to the first green roof on top of an affordable housing complex in Somerville, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb. The program, Engineering Projects in Community Service-Learning (EPICS), was founded in 1995 at Purdue University and grew to include high school programs in 2006. Today, EPICS collaborates with over 30 schools across the United States – including Prospect Hill Academy. It is designed to reinvigorate young people’s waning interest in science, technology, engineering and math by linking these subjects to civic engagement, a subject becoming increasingly popular with high school students. For early adopters of the program, like Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, the program has provided a base to integrate a range of topics including urban

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010
Laying Roots for Green Jobs
Outstanding Student Design
Passing of a Legend
New Federal Stormwater Guidelines From EPA
Partnering Science with Service
On the Roof with...Eden Brukman, Reg. Arch., LEED(R) AP
The Leaf Effect
Who Owns the Green Roof?
Planting the Federal Inventory
Curb Appeal
Maintenance Matters
Professional Development Update
Professional Calendar
Congratulations New GRPS
Welcome New Corporate Members
Green Roof Energy Calculator
Doing No Harm

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010