The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the City of Pittsburgh, community organizations, and other key stakeholders will plan and design a fully inclusive Sensory Classroom geared towards learners of all abilities at the Frick Environmental Center (FEC). The project will create a series of different sensory experiences and teaching moments of various sizes and scales, organized along an accessible route that winds through the natural landscape at the FEC. The space will provide opportunities for structured learning, play, discovery, observation, and gathering. The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust will be funding this planning and design process.

The estimated completion date for the design is July 1, 2023. To stay informed about upcoming public meetings and surveys, click the "follow" button at the top of this page to be notified of when there are updates to this project.



A diagram that outlines the vision of the series of sensory experiences and teaching moments for the outdoor sensory classroom. These sensory experiences wind through a nature path and include discover, learn, see, smell, taste, touch, play, listen, gathe