Half-Pint Urban Prairie is a proposed educational model of an Urban Prairie on campus. Ideally, it will repurpose empty or abandoned space on campus in a way to “upcycle” an unused area. Half-Pint will include a mix of native grasses and plants, accompanied by information relating to ecosystem services, habitat conservation and native pollinator habitation. This project overall will be low maintenance in terms of water consumption, and hopefully can become a beautification project for UT.
It is our hope that an urban prairie on campus can ground students and bring them closer to Texas ecosystems. Much like the tower, it reminds us of our origins and history as a state. We hope it inspires students to learn more about habitat conservation in a subtle and dynamic manner by becoming a part of their everyday lives.