Geocache our Green Trail (GC63KFA)!
By following the trail, visitors will be able to easily tour our campus, learn how we are working to Be Marshall Green, and see how to live more sustainably. We host guided teaching tours of our Green Trail and use our “Green Stations” for hands-on learning with students and residents of all ages.
Our Green Sustainability Education Modules (GSEM) curriculum development project also utilizes the Sustainability Gardens and other locations along the Green Trail. Through this education outreach, we hope to inspire all to embrace living a more sustainable lifestyle.
We look forward to growing this site along with the trail, as we continue to expand our green initiatives on campus, and beyond.
On the Green Trail
04) Student Gardens
06) Rain Gardens
08) Grass cells
09) Permeable Pavers
About the Green Trail Project
The Marshall University Green Trail project is funded in part by a grant through the Dunn Foundation, and is a collaborative effort between multiple departments, faculty, staff, and students, including:
- College of Science
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Housing and Residence Services
- Physical Plant
- Sustainability Department
- School of Art & Design
New trail signs were installed in the Spring of 2016. These interactive signs use graphics and photos to passively educate, while also providing QR codes for further interactions. They were developed by the Sustainability Department with the assistance of students, committee members, University Communications, Printing Services, and the School of Art & Design. The Green Trail campus map graphic was developed in partnership with Printing Services.
Green Trail Committee
- Dr. Charles C. Somerville: Dean, College of Science
- Dale Osburn: Associate Director, Physical Plant
- Pierre “Pete” A. Divers: Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life
- James Baldwin: Sustainability & Recycling Manager, Sustainability Department
- Capri Holderby: Sustainability Education Assistant, Sustainability Department
- Angela Lynn Kargul: Lead Gardener, Sustainability Department
- Eve Marcum-Atkinson: Sustainability Outreach Assistant, Sustainability Department
- Doug Wiley: Student Assistant, GPS & Mapping
- David Graefe: Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology
- Amanda Parsons: Student Internship, College of Science
- Travis Bailey: Environmental Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety Department
- Sandra Reed: Director, School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Media
- Kaitlin Blatt: Student Assistant, Graphic Design