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Regional Environmental Education Center

Environmental Education and Recreation Offerings Realized in 2014 via 3M Grant Funding

The Quinnipiac Regional Environmental Education Center is now able to offer Environmental Education Programs to students in grades K-12 where students experience an increased awareness and understanding of our environment by providing a hands-on-learning experience through field trips to Hanover Pond, annual river monitoring programs, water quality testing, classroom experiments, learn how to fish and kayak, giving them an appreciation of the natural world. Teachers and experienced QRWA Volunteers working together are able to create programs that engage students in a variety of activities to meet the STEM requirements. With the Lions Club Learning Center classroom area for formal learning, a natural history library, displays, and convenient access to Hanover Pond, the Quinnipiac River, and Quinnipiac Linear Trail the center is well suited to deliver programs on Pond and Stream, Quinnipiac Habitats, Life of the Algonquians, Watersheds, Renewable Energy, Plant and Animal Life and Conservation. 

Today’s kids, facing a shortage of open space and unstructured time, and an increased use of electronic amusements are losing their contact with nature. The Quinnipiac Regional Environmental Education Center is a place where every child in the watershed-and beyond-has an opportunity to experience the river, outdoor recreation and wildlife.  The Center is a staging area for our efforts to get kids and their families outside through exploration, boating, wildlife observation, healthful exercise, and fishing.