The Environmental Learning Center at Drumlin Farm

Transforming environmental education at Drumlin Farm, Mass Audubon, and beyond

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TernSOLAR Challenge Progress

Progress: 74%
Progress: 74%
Raised: $ 44,150     Goal: $ 60,000
Kids and educators with Drumlin goats
Know your food class at Drumlin

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.

Thanks to the generous support of hundreds of individuals, families, and foundations, and the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, we are thrilled to announce that the campaign to build the ELC has been completed. But we still need your help to complete the project and fund its rooftop solar power array.

Environmental Education for a Sustainable Future

Drumlin Farm’s Environmental Learning Center (ELC) will support our ever-evolving programs for decades to come. The new 3,700 square foot single-story building and its sister structure, the open-air Bluebird Pavilion, are now the hub from which all of Drumlin Farm’s environmental education programming flows. They are the home-base—both literally and metaphorically—of the programs through which we realize our educational mission.

Doubling Down on Solar Power!

Drumlin Farm has been awarded a TernSOLAR matching grant of $60,000 by the Tern Foundation towards the rooftop solar array at the Environmental Learning Center. This is a remarkable opportunity to double the impact of every donation in support of this investment in sustainability, the largest Mass Audubon solar installation to date. The 42.84-kilowatt system of 119 rooftop panels will be "net-positive," annually generating more energy than the building will consume. Excess production will be used to power the nearby Crossroads Barn, the vegetable wash station, public restrooms on the farmyard road, and the deer pen, with any remaining energy production sold back to the grid.

The Environmental Learning Center, with its special focus on energy conservation and renewable production, demonstrates how Drumlin Farm leads by example and educates through action. We grateful to the Tern Foundation for their extraordinary support, and we believe our extraordinary community will join together to meet the entire $60,000 challenge!

Make a Gift

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.

For more information, please contact:

Polly Reeve
Development Director