Students that visit the Roosevelt Center of Sustainability will experience valuable science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through innovative and engaging exhibits, videos, and hands-on learning opportunities. These opportunities aim to bridge the gap between academic learning and real world experience while strengthening the relationships between, school, home, and community. The Roosevelt Center of Sustainability will be a place where students, teachers, and community members can grow and succeed academically, creatively, and socially while developing an enthusiasm and passion for knowledge and the overall sustainability of our planet!
The Roosevelt Center of Sustainability is an innovative idea that transforms a retired school campus into a hands-on resource laboratory designed to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) efforts within k-8 schools. The center serves as a field trip attraction for students in a region and a extracurricular center for students interested in targeted STEAM focused practical programming. The Center is unique in the notion that brings together students, educators, artists, industry partners, and communities to inspire interest in practical STEAM content. The Roosevelt Center of Sustainability at the George Benjamin Brooks Sr. Community School provides an empowering learning environment that is inspired by STEAM concepts, 21st Century skills, and hands-on/inquiry-based learning experiences. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, videos, and greenhouse have been designed to integrate and enhance the current Arizona Science Standards and Practical Learning Theory. They are also compatible with the disciplinary core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and practices of the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Roosevelt Center of Sustainability