Tuesday, August 25, 2009

HoCo To Break Ground On Nature Center

The ceremonial first shovels will be employed at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia.

From HoCoGov:

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Join County Executive Ken Ulman, representatives from Howard County’s Department of Recreation & Parks and the James and Anne Robinson Foundation as they “dig in” to begin construction on a new state-of-the-art nature center, made possible through the generous donation of Anne Robinson. The Center has been designed to incorporate extensive energy efficient and environmentally friendly strategies, making the facility a LEED Platinum rated building and minimizing any contribution to the County’s carbon footprint. When complete, the Center will offer educational programs related to nature, resource management and history and include an auditorium, two classrooms, a children’s discovery room and a 50 seat digital planetarium called “The NatureSphere.” Construction is expected to be completed by Fall 2010.

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