Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab

Status

Project Phase:
Construction

Anticipated Completion:
Fall 2021

Details

Executive Design Professional:
Lutsko Associates

Contractor:
James R. Griffin Construction, Inc.

Project Location:
Hill Campus (map)

Project Inquiries:
capitalstrategies@berkeley.edu
(510) 495-5786

Gifts to support this project can be made on the Give to Cal website, or by contacting the Lawrence Hall of Science development office at develop@berkeley.edu.

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 will begin in April 2021 and is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.