Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station Saturday announced it has received a $111,450 grant from DCNR to purchase 0.8 acres of land to develop a new Environmental STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Education Center.
For more than 50 years Lacawac Sanctuary has inspired a love for nature and ecology among families, researchers, and students throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.
Nearly half a century of footprints on the trails and the natural evolution of our diverse ecosystems have created a critical need to revitalize and expand the aging facilities and to preserve our forests, wetlands and other natural areas for future generations.
Many of the Sanctuary’s outreach programs connect underserved populations to nature by partnering with agencies where low income, diverse students are already engaged.
Lacawac is currently the only environmental education center Wayne County. The majority of children served come from schools where from 50 to 75 percent of students qualify for a free or reduced lunch program.
The opportunities provided by Lacawac are likely to be the only affordable opportunities for experiential, environmental education for the vast majority of the children served.
Lacawac’s new center will anchor all of the work the Sanctuary has been doing for the last 50 years and will be permanent, accessible and conducive to train the next generation of scientists, conserve our natural resources and preserve our history.
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For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Lacawac Sanctuary website.