Education Center Photo Gallery: 2007 - 2009

The construction of our green Education Center is complete! Staff moved ns into the building in November of 2009, and in December of 2010 we received LEED platinum-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council! Read more about certification here.

We are moving forward on the landscaping of new gardens and continue to seek support/sponsors for the irrigation system, the gardens themselves, and final aspects of the building project. See our Wish List to the right.

The photo gallery below begins at the bottom with the earliest stages of site preparation (November 2007) and finishes here at the top with our first days of using the Education Center for wonderful educational programs (October 2009). Click on a thumbnail image to see a larger version. For more information about the green features of the center and fundraising progress click HERE.

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Sept 2009: First class held
in the Growing Classroom.
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October 2009: Inside the Eleanor Smith Pegg Exhibit Hall (reception).
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October 2009:
Breezeway connecting exhibits/information wing with auditorium wing.
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August 2009: Approach from parking lot.
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August 2009: Toward Auditorium Wing from breezeway.
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August 2009:
Terracing outside the Auditorium Wing.
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June 2009: Roof of breezeway connecting Education wing w/ Info, Exhibits wing.
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May 2009: Porous pavers, parking lot.
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April 2009:
Reception desk.
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April 2009: Sanding hardwood floor in the Ritchie Bell Seminar Room.
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April 2009:
Student tour, UNC-CH Conservation Biology class.
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April 2009: Installing underground cistern.
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March 2009: Installing kitchen cabinets in the staff break room.
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March 2009:
Porch on Education Wing, two cisterns visible.
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March 2009: Installing trim made from wood milled from the site.
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January 14, 2009: Drywall installation in the Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing.
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January 26, 2009:
Cistern footing.
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January 28, 2009: Photovoltaic panels being installed on Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing.
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December 7, 2008: Approaching Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing from parking lot.
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December 7, 2008:
Holiday Wreath on Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing.
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December 7, 2008:
The porch on the Auditorium wing takes shape.
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November 11, 2008: Inside Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing.
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November 11, 2008:
Covered porch,
Education wing.
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November 1, 2008:
Bridge connecting upper floors of Education wing with Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing.
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October 15, 2008: Siding on Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing.
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October 6, 2008:
Education wing, J. Randall.
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October 6, 2008:
Education wing.
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October 6, 2008:
C. Jones-Roe, G. Parkins, P. White take in view from above in Education wing.
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August 5, 2008: Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing
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August 14, 2008: Drill rig for geothermal wells
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June 17, 2008:
Education wing
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June 9, 2008:
Education wing
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June 3, 2008: floor of Information, Gift Shops, Exhibits wing
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May 16, 2008: Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing takes shape
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May 16, 2008: another view of Information, Gift Shop, Exhibits wing
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May 2, 2008: more steel beams and trusses
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May 2, 2008
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April 10, 2008
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March 24, 2008:
first steel beams
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March 2008:
All foundations will be covered
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February 2008
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January 2008:
foundation work
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January 2008:
foundations are begun
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December 2007:
stump grinding
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December 2007
digging for foundations
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November 2007:
initial clearing of the site
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November 2007:
construction trailer arrives

Published on January 05, 2012 at 02:28:22 am.


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