This new project, Teaching Landscape: Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem, will establish the south lawn of the adjacent Rinker Environmental Learning Center as an outdoor learning center with a focus on a significant but vanishing ecosystem in Volusia County and will provide opportunities for environmental programs, demonstrations, and hands-on work in native plantings and sustainable practices.
The landscape will take shape over the next eighteen months, with support from the Gillespie Museum, the Biology Department and Environmental Science Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, Stetson's Faculty/Staff Tree Initiative, and the campus Facilities Management staff. The next stage of planting (Summer/Fall 2011), has been funded by the Tree Replacement Grant Fund of the Environmental Management Department of Volusia County. Watch us grow, through this website or a visit to campus. (RELC address: 230 East Michigan)