New Albany 80-acre Nature Preserve available to all

November 5, 2007 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsOctober Action ItemsParks and Land

Check out this post from Bill Resch of the New Albany School District. The district is doing some really great things, including mapping and cataloging its school grounds for habitats and ecosystems. Wouldn’t it be great if every school did this?

Hello LNCI CO Collaborative,
Please list the New Albany Schools 80 acre Nature Preserve on your Central Ohio and Kids Nature Map/Calendar.
Our school district also hosts the Eastland Career Camp; Technology Environmental Science Satellite Program that serves 16 High School of eastern Franklin County,
The Website for the Eastland-New Albany Environmental Science Satellite Program is:

We welcome all individuals, schools and organizations in Central Ohio to use our Nature Preserve. We have available within our 200 acre School Campus the following temperate zone habitat diversity:
-15 ac mature Beech,Oak, Maple, Hickory Forest
-Early Succession Forest with emergent springs
-10 ac Meadow
– 30 ac of Wetlands – Vernal Pools & Basin
– Pond, intermittent and perennial streams
– Nature Center and 6 outdoor classrooms.

Some examples of our Program can be found at the following Website Links are:
The Nature Preserve
K-5 EcoArt after school and summer program:

Our Middle School Sit Spot in Nature Program:

Our High School Environmental Science Program:

Our teachers are devotees of the Philosophy of Richard Louv as recommended in “Last Child in The Woods.
Below is an Aerial Photo of our 80 acre Nature Preserve within and adjacent to our K-12 School Campus
and followed by a Graphic Map of the same location.
Our teachers appreciate and admire the work you are doing with Kids and Nature and “No Child Left Inside.
We would be honored if you place our Nature Preserve site on your Central Ohio Kids and Nature Map.

Thank you for all of your research and leadership to promote nature experiences for our children and Youth.

Bill Resch
New Albany Schools
K-12 Environmental Programs Coordinator
Cell Tel. # 614-264-9778

aerial photograph and map of campus

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