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GEHC highlights science, technology

Sustainable features in the spotlight

POSTED: January 16, 2014 1:00 a.m.

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center plans to celebrate STEM (science – technology – engineering – math) with a Build It Green event highlighting the sustainable features of its own building.

Build it Green will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the GEHC. Fees are $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 for ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger and GEHC members.

The GEHC was the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building in Gwinnett County. Its green features include one of the largest, sloped vegetated roofs in the country.

Activities for guests include constructing a model building with recycled materials, learning about the relationship between architecture and ecosystems and understanding how green building methods benefit the watershed. Guests will also take a sneak peak at the GEHC’s upcoming Amusement Park Science exhibit, which opens next month. STEM-focused activities will preview the exhibit.

“The GEHC is excited about its Build It Green event,” said Jason West, director of programming. “The event will contain a host of activities connected to science, technology, engineering and math that families can do and enjoy together.”

For more information on the Build It Green event and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.


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