Civilian Conservation Corps- Natural Design and Architecture

Learn about some of the design concepts employeed by the National Parks Service that over saw the design and construction of Civilian Conservation Corps parks.

When Oct 04, 2013
from 02:30 PM to 03:45 PM
Where Goose Island State Park
Contact Name Janelle Rand
Contact Email
Contact Phone 361-729-2858
Attendees All ages.

 We will look at photographs of CCC projects: culverts, bridges, trails, retaining walls, overlooks, lights, signs, furniture, and buildings.  Then we talk about Civilian Conservation Corp design principles visible in the Recreation Hall of Goose Island.

After finding what features we have at Goose Island participants can join in on two additional activities.  Using the Roman Arch Building Blocks Activity participants can try to assemble an arch.  The other activity is Camouflage a Building, think of the pictures of buildings we have looked at.  How would you hide a rectangular building with the natural features of the park.


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