Lacawac is currently seeking funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and private foundations and donors to renovate and construct an environmental education center where children and educators can come together to understand, appreciate and protect our natural resources. Lacawac’s future Environmental Education Center will also be a gathering place in a stunning setting for the entire community.
For more than 50 plus years Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center has inspired a love for nature and ecology among families, researchers, and students throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. Nearly a half 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.
Generous community support will help Lacawac develop a new Environmental Education Center, which will increase capacity to serve more students, allow Lacawac to provide environmental science programs year round both indoors and outdoors, and offer a venue where everyone can reconnect to nature and world.
As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), Lacawac is funded solely by its members, benefactors and program participants. These fund only the day-to-day operational expenses of Lacawac. To further our mission to provide environmental education, train the next generation of scientists and earth stewards, conserve our natural resources and preserve our history, Lacawac will launch a capital campaign to build an environmental STEM education center, upgrade educational programming and improve accessibility to the property and facilities. We are inviting and encouraging our friends, supporters and everyone who cares about our work to participate in this campaign to prepare for the next 50 years.
Lacawac encourages the general public to view the plans for the new environmental education center on Lacawac’s website at: lacawac.org/environmental-education-center. Lacawac is asking the public to participate and provide feedback on the plans. A link to provide comments is found at Lacawac’s website. For more information on Lacawac’s future plans to develop an environmental education center, contact Craig Lukatch, President at firstname.lastname@example.org.