The Old House

Theme: This Old House
Grades: 6-12
Description: Students learn how historic preservation, an important architectural specialization and career track, can be green. Topics include: LEED certification, historic preservation, adapting existing buildings to be more energy efficient, identifying eco-friendly building materials, and sustainable landscape design through the use of native flora.
Activities:
 Introduction by Museum staff about historic preservation and LEED (15 min.)
 Tour of Coral Gables Museum highlighting LEED initiatives led by Museum staff (40 min.)
 Historic Downtown Walking Tour (40 min.)
 Art Activity: Restore, Renovate, Update and Repurpose an Old House (30 min.)
Duration: 2 hours
Site: Coral Gables Museum
Fee: $10 per student, group size: 20-60