Outdoor Classroom

Encompassing the entire campus, the Outdoor Classroom is 210 acres in the Austin Chalk Wash formation, which boasts woodland trails, Blackland Prairie and a wide variety of wildlife. 

Taking students outdoors allows faculty to expand the sustainability discussion to include drought, biodiversity, climate change impacts, air pollution, health issues, stormwater and more. 

The Outdoor Classroom consists of seven campus "stations" for faculty to conduct outdoor learning sessions: Austin Chalk Wash, Blackland Prairie, Woodland Trails and East and West Patios that straddle the stream running through the middle of the campus. The Geology Courtyard and Butterfly/Fractal Garden are currently being designed.