Students in RPTS 646 – a Texas A&M University graduate course in Heritage Tourism – visited the Innovation Underground in historic downtown Bryan, TX to enjoy class in the middle of an active heritage preservation project. Managing Partner Joan Quintana offered a lecture about the Innovation Underground and the Advent GX application of innovation and entrepreneurship in the support of heritage tourism.
Students included PhD candidates in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences as well as anthropology and architecture. Following the presentation, the students toured the Federal Building which was built in 1915 and is now home to the Innovation Underground, Advent GX’s business incubator. They also took a walking tour of downtown that included stops in the future Distributed Urban Farm pilot garden and the Grand Stafford Theater.