Name of Engagement

East Campus Hillside

Contact Information

stewardship@jmu.edu

Description

The East Campus Hillside was transformed from a traditional, manicured lawn into a natural educational landscape. 3,000+ undergraduate students have engaged with the Hillside, and it is now regularly used by at least 15 academic courses.

JMU received a Governor's Environmental Excellence Award, Silver Medal, in 2014 for the project.

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Students

Scope

JMU Campus Scope

Date

ongoing, began prior to 2014

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Areas of Engagement

Engaged Learning

Format

Class/Coursework, Award, Department or Center

On/Off campus

On campus

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