Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab
The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab will be a 32,500 square foot outdoor area that combines nature pathways, activity areas, habitat nooks, observation decks, pollinator gardens, an outdoor classroom, and a picnic area. An area that is currently a lawn, juniper trees and non-native vegetation will be transformed into a rich learning environment that inspires observation and investigation of wildlife and animal behavior, native plants and habitats, and species diversity. The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab will explore environmental issues and deepen connections with the natural environment. Construction began in April 2021 and is anticipated to be complete in April 2022.