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the roof and a 100-foot windmill towers above the building.
The site itself offers much
more. Seventy-five different
tree species can be found on
the grounds, and some individual trees have historical
significance. One is a direct
descendant of a tree planted
by Johnny Appleseed, while
another is the ancestor of seeds
shot into space on Apollo 14.
Three miles of hiking trails ABOUT 200 people turned out for the Oct.
snake their way around the 5 ceremony to dedicate the Trails and Trees
center. There are three natural Environmental Center, located just off U.S. Route
springs, two outdoor class- 15 and state Route 114.
rooms, a variety of gardens and
a bird blind there, and deer - even to be placed outside.
But it's important to point out, said
bears - occasionally have made their
Wildcat Foundation president Gary
way across campus.
Ed Charles, who decades ago helped Weber, that even with the building
form the ecology club that did much of now complete, the collaborative effort
the initial work on the grounds, said that drove the project continues.
The grounds around the center are
the site always presented an ideal backplanted and maintained by an alldrop for teaching lessons on nature.
"It's perfect," said Charles, who re- volunteer garden club. And Weber said
tired from teaching geography in 2000 there are many more examples.
"It's really evolving into a huge
and now is 71 years old. "I don't know
where in the state you could have a grassroots project," he said at the ceremony. "We were really hoping the
better location."
And now that location also includes community would buy into it, from a
a state-of-the-art building with parti- youth standpoint, and they have."
In his address at the dedication,
tioned classrooms and office space.
Weber noted that as work to build the
The Wildcat Foundation puts the
building's price tag at about $613,000. center was underway, school district
But it's hard to say how much it might officials were doing work of their own
have cost if so many building materials to form an environmental studies curand hours of labor weren't donated. riculum for students of all ages.
And that shared focus on the enMaintenance staff from the school district performed much of the finishing vironment and the role it plays in a
work as a way of keeping costs down. child's education has given MechanThe Game Commission's donation icsburg a facility few school districts
was more modest. The agency provided could dream of.
Now, if the students there can only
artworks to display on the walls of the
classrooms and lobby, and bird boxes keep from looking out the window.
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