Outdoor enthusiasts will soon have a place to explore indoors at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center.
Construction is finishing up for the sustainable education center for children and adults.
Based on the theme “Celebrating Water,” the center focuses on nature and history exhibits from the surrounding area, including fish, sand and fossils and will help educate people of all ages.
“I really see it as an opportunity as a learning continuum. Offer programs for younger children for families, for adults so people can experience nature and get out in nature and enjoy it,” said Angelique Harshman, Nature Center Manager.
Sustainable features like solar panels and refracting lights, to save on energy, and even a “living plant wall” are built right into the facility and will be a part of the classes, programs and events.
The Nature Center will be open seven days a week, and will be free to the public.
The center’s preschool program is set to open its doors on September 8, with the grand opening celebration on October 2.
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