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Park(ing) Day Celebration at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science

Image of Parking Day activity at Howard provided by Howard University.

In celebration of Park(ing) Day - Friday, September 15 - National ASLA will partner with the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (HU-MS2) to host a design charrette where students sketch their ideas for a pollinator-themed parklet. Students will build out their final sketches using Minecraft and then construct their designs into parklets located on campus.

HU-MS2, a leading STEM school in Washington, DC, is the only HBCU to host a public charter middle school on campus, demonstrating their commitment to creating a pipeline to STEM careers for adolescents. This collaboration is especially significant in light of ASLA’s new designation as a STEM profession.

Jeff Holzer, ASLA, from the Potomac Chapter, will lead the week-long activities, which will include a mini course on landscape architecture and a walking tour of the Howard University campus designed by African American landscape architect, David Williston.

ASLA encourages all ASLA chapters to partner with their local school on Park(ing) Day. 

If you need help getting started, email Lisa J. Jennings, Senior Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity at

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