The Environmental Learning Center at Drumlin Farm
Transforming environmental education at Drumlin Farm, Mass Audubon, and beyond
Understanding our relationship with the natural world is more important than ever. Education is at the core of Drumlin Farm’s mission, and our nature-based camps, workshops, preschool, and school programs cultivate environmental and science literacy in uniquely flexible and compelling ways.
Environmental Education for a Sustainable Future
Drumlin Farm’s Environmental Learning Center (ELC) will support these ever-evolving programs for decades to come. The new, 3,700 square foot single-story building will be the hub from which all of Drumlin Farm’s environmental education programming will flow. It will be the home-base—both literally and metaphorically—of the programs through which we realize our educational mission.
Designed for Impact
The ELC will enable our team of environmental educators to be even more effective and creative in connecting people of all ages with nature, inspiring curiosity, passion, and action. It will provide essential work space for our education team, and serve as a place to welcome and interact with program participants, teachers, and parents. Thoughtfully designed to foster collaboration, catalyze innovative ideas, and support efficient administration of our educational programs, this net-zero energy facility will be an educational model of energy-saving features and green building design, sized to fit strategic plans for growth within a modest budget.
A sheltered pavilion will serve as an outdoor classroom and meeting space, and the site will provide efficient flow for pedestrians, cars, and school buses, and incorporate outdoor gathering spaces for school groups and other participants.
We aim to start construction in September 2017, in order to open the new building in April 2018. We are in the process of raising $2,470,000 for this project, and we welcome your generous support.
Give online or mail your contribution to: Drumlin Farm, Attn: Polly Reeve, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Please Note: Checks should be made payable to Mass Audubon, with “Drumlin Farm ELC” in the memo line.
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* Match will be offered up to a combined total of $25,000 in new donations.