There are many exceptional creative and educational spaces in Pittsburgh outside of schools. There are venues where open areas inspire connections and collaborations. And there are sites that are dedicated to improving children’s learning experience by emphasizing such qualities as classroom orientation, natural light, acoustics, color, mood, temperature and green energy. Whether it’s a maker space, community center, workshop, a mix of these or none-of-the-above, the role the environment plays in a student’s education is crucial – and can be inspirational.
The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination is an example of the place itself becoming an ever-changing source of learning – in this case, about green approaches to life.