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Community & Nature Based Education

Community-based Project Programming

Starting in October of 2022

at ISU’s Research Park

What’s happening with TCA in 2022

OUR VISION

Construction will be completed in September of 2022 on our new TCA suite in Building 3 at ISU Research Park, from which we will develop and offer year-round, community-based, extracurricular programming that meets the needs of youth in our community.

Our IDEA

STUDENTS SHOULD BE EXPLORING AND EXPERIENCING OUR COMMUNITY

they should be exploring and engaging in the work of…

  • Local farms
  • School gardens
  • Woodlands
  • Prairies
  • Streams
  • Public spaces
  • Local businesses
  • University labs
  • Museums
  • Local governments

to mold their place in society and the natural world. In order to make these types of experiences meaningful, group sizes should be kept smaller.

OUR MISSION

student involvement

Students should take an active role in the day-to-day operations of their learning spaces including management of the campus, food preparation, museum curation, travel arrangement, scheduling, and any other decision making they can participate in. Student and staff relationships are real and long-lasting.

the next step

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Thank you for supporting us on this meaningful journey to explore and implement the future of education in Iowa. Together we’ll continue to take steps to push the boundaries of educational innovation in Iowa.

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