The Macoskey Center can enhance the educational experience you have designed for your students in a variety of ways:
Come to us, or we can come to your classroom and help to provide instruction on applied sustainability and sustainable systems. Depending on your needs, we can provide presentations or interactive programs on topics such as renewable energy systems, ecological design and green building principles, sustainable farming systems and composting, as well as general information on sustainability. Let's talk about how we can integrate sustainability into your academic experience!
Whether it's guided walks by SRU faculty, our staff, or as a self-guided tour, our trail system can provide an interactive window into the world of sustainability. The Blue Bird Trail is approximately .75 miles long and focuses on ecological succession and the ecosystem response to human disturbances. The Green Frog Trail is approximately .45 miles long and shows sustainable strategies for developing a regenerative partnership between human activities and ecological systems.
Harmony House Gathering Space
Need a place to hold your sustainability related class, meeting, or study group? The Harmony House gathering space can accommodate approx. 35 people seated in a flexible lecture format. This space is equipped with a full kitchen, access to information technology resources, and an informal atmosphere. Call 724-738-4050 to discuss your needs and reserve the space for your group.
Got an academic initiative that is sustainability-focused? We can help to visualize and implement your project on our site or elsewhere. Call (724) 738-4050 to discuss your specific research needs with the Macoskey Center Director.
Tour the Center
Bring your group for a tour of the Macoskey Center and learn how we are putting sustainability into practice. Generally, a tour covers topics such as renewable energy systems, green building principles, sustainable farming systems and composting, as well as general background information on sustainability. A typical tour of the buildings and grounds lasts one and a half hours. Tours are designed around the specific needs of each group. To schedule your group for a tour, submit a tour request.