Larger Meeting Room: The size increase will also allow for new and larger programs to be held here, drawing more friends to the Dunes. This area will also house unique and informative displays – educating and connecting guests to their natural heritage and our outdoor splendor.
Aesthetic and Functional Entryway: As guests enter, they are welcomed by an unforgettable entryway that connects them with the wondrous nature they are about to experience.
Parking: Our parking lot was expanded and relocated for the safety of our students and ease of guests entering the Nature Center.
Safety and Compliance: With a new, compliant addition, we can offer a truly meaningful experience to a larger group of diverse guests.
True to Nature: While making these changes, we committed to a minimal impact to our Preserve. We installed geothermal heating and cooling, repaired our chimney so our nesting swifts have a place called home, installed bird-friendly windows, and utilized permeable paving for our parking lots.
The major architectural construction is complete.
On Deck: We’ll be moving some of our current displays and children’s activities to the new education room. Purchasing tables, chairs, AV equipment, children’s tables, bookcases and large furniture are next in line for our improvements.
PLEASE donate! Right now a generous anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar up to $250,000 – this includes pledges that can be extended out for three years! Please give back to the Nature Center that has been serving your children and this community for almost 50 years. This important addition will serve to benefit our local economy, our guests, our students, and ultimately the valuable natural resources in our wondrous preserve.