Wednesday, November 8, 2017

National Environmental Science Center


Another season of construction is speeding along at NatureBridge's new outdoor education campus, the National Environmental Science Center, located along Wawona Road in Yosemite National Park. The first five buildings are nearing completion and will allow NatureBridge to move its residential education program from aging facilities at Crane Flat to this cozy, resource-efficient and fully-accessible home base. With the first five buildings, the intent of the campus is now visible: sensitively sited and kid-scaled, each building is set along gentle, curving pathways, providing privacy and unique views. Cabins with front stoops and back decks will provide places to hang out and stargaze. The dining hall will provide an inspirational setting for meals and evening programs, while NatureBridge’s dedicated chefs provide healthy meals made from scratch in the new kitchen. Accessible paths will provide outdoor experiences for all, and jumping off points for hiking and snowshoeing. We expect programs to start in the Fall of 2018. At full build-out, NatureBridge will have capacity for 224 students and chaperones.

National Environmental Science Center cabins taking shape.

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