ACENRES has recently added an outreach component to its recently redefined mission. The Center is now committed to providing the local and statewide community with the scientific expertise and student resources needed to accomplish important science initiatives.
2014-15 Outreach Project
Russellville High School Outdoor Classroom – In April 2014, ACENRES received a grant from ConAgra Foods to help design an outdoor classroom on the Russellville High School campus. The classroom is a wetland area where RHS students will learn about water quality and wetland ecosystems. Faculty from ATU worked closely with RHS faculty to plan and design the area. An RHS student working to become an Eagle Scout recruited other scouts and friends to build the structure (above). Ultimately, the outdoor classroom will be integrated into the curriculum of select ATU courses allowing ATU education students to teach individual lessons to RHS students. The project is ongoing and set to be complete in early 2015. Click here for the news release.