outdoor learning center
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Client: The Greater Newark Conservancy
The Outdoor Learning Center is a 1.5 acre environmental and ecological garden and is a living and growing expression of the Greater Newark Conservancy's mission to "educate, train and support communities in creating environmentally safe neighborhoods". The learning sequence, which can be linked to the various grades' K – 12 lesson plans, includes a sun garden and orientation plaza, a Nature of Newark trail, an urban wildlife environment, a bog and pond environment, a woodland grove, a butterfly environment, herb displays, sensory displays and an entire hands-on growing display where garden visitors can learn planting techniques, composting and propagation.