Discovery Center Campaign — Project Overview

Kids running on the beach at Wellfleet Bay

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This project will enhance our ability to meet the community’s need for nature-based education and shape learning at Long Pasture for decades to come.

Our goal of $1.7 million will finance campus improvements including:

  • new ADA-accessible visitor center, which will complement our existing building and support the rapidly growing impact of Long Pasture's visitor services and educational programs
  • a licensed, full-time Nature Preschool in the existing building
  • new endowment and current-use fund to sustain program growth into the future

Design components will be incorporated to provide maximum flexibility in use:

  • Two indoor program rooms or the option of combining two spaces into one
  • Built-in, durable, waterproof surfaces and plumbing to create a wet lab
  • A reception space encouraging interaction with our staff and highlighting interpretive materials and living exhibits

This energy-efficient addition will be sized to fit our strategic plans for growth, the tradition of our historic district, and our modest budget. We will incorporate all-person accessibility and outdoor gathering spaces as well as easy access to our outdoor living lab—the spectacular Barnstable Harbor!