UCB Libraries

Outdoor Classroom, Norlin East Plaza

Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom is located on the east side of Norlin Library, situated between the Norlin east entrance and the Norlin Commons entrance.


The chalkboard is grey sandstone - the smoothest piece of grey sandstone that Facilities' landscape architect was able to find.  It took 6 months and 4 different stone samples to find the right one for the job.  It weighs 900 lbs.


The chalkboard has been added to Facilities' maintenance schedule.  It will be cleaned periodically and an eraser on a string will be provided.


The inspiration for our project was a similar installation at Swarthmore College outside Phildadelphia:  http://www.swarthmore.edu/images/news/outdoor_classroom.jpg.