First look inside expanded learning center - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

First look inside expanded learning center

Posted:
LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

Saturday, people could get their first look inside a new learning center at a Linn County park. It was the grand opening for the Wickiup Hill Learning Center expansion in Toddville.

The new environmental education center is much larger than the old building.

The project cost $3.8 million and was funded by government and community grants as well as donations. All of the new exhibits at the center incorporate hands-on learning for kids.

"That's a key part of these new exhibits," said Kari Lammer, Community Outreach Manager. "Everything is touchable, playable. There's scent stations. So we're teaching kids to learn by sight, sound, and touch."

Wickiup Hill also has an outdoor learning area with trails, a wildlife viewing area, and a wetland boardwalk.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.