A Bowling Green attraction that gives out of doors schooling and recreatonal experiences introduced plans Tuesday for a significant improvement mission.
Lost River Cave launched architect’s drawings and plans for a new Nature Discovery Center that may present expanded area for school rooms, displays and group occasions.
Executive Director Rho Lansden stated in 2019, earlier than the pandemic disrupted visits, 5,700 college students from 60 faculties got here to Lost River Cave.
“About eight years ago, when we got real serious into finding out what teachers need help with, to have their children have a better understanding of science, we found out that we can provide that for teachers.,” said Lansden. “And we work hand-in-glove with teachers to establish programs that they need from us.”
While the cave is the namesake of the 72-acre pure space, it additionally consists of woodlands, wetlands and wildlife.
Loraine Lacey is District Behavior Coach for Warren County Public Schools and is a Lost River Cave board member. She says the new middle will enable the park to extend its 200 day by day visits from college students to 600.
“There’s going to be more opportunity for hands-on science. More opportunity to explore the nature trails,” said Lacey. “And we know that when you’re out in nature that really helps with mental health, anxiety, just everything. The hands-on experiences, it’s really important for our students.”
The park can also be a well-liked web site for weddings with a lot of these from out-of-state. The new middle will present extra occasion area for weddings and a wide range of group gatherings.
The kickoff for the deliberate Nature Discovery Center was spurred by a a million greenback reward from an nameless donor. The estimated price of the mission is $4.2 million.
There isn’t any timeline but for building of the mission.