Collaboration with Ball State University

Earlier this spring, Sharon Danks (CEO of Green Schoolyards America) had the opportunity to travel to Muncie, Indiana to collaborate with Ball State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM). Sharon’s visit helped kick off the concept planning process to reimagine the grounds of Burris Lab School on campus.

She led stakeholder meetings with the school and included the graduate students in the participatory design process with teachers, parents and K-12 students. The Ball State graduate students then used the rich feedback from the school community to propose green schoolyard plans for Burris School.