Center for the Environment at Catawba College

Waterfall at the Entrance for the Center for the Environment

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College is a beautiful and restful place to learn about environmental issues.

It is also a green-friendly structure that was designed to leave a small footprint on campus and has worn awards for being an excellent example of environmentally-conscious construction.

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College is Tucked Into the Woods on Campus
The Center was built into the woods on the edge of the wildlife preserve with green products like bamboo (which is quickly renewable). The structure features many earth friendly features like movement activated lights that turn on and off automatically.

The Center for the Environment which is coordinated by Dr. John Wear often bustles with activity with a variety of classrooms, meeting rooms, a conference room, and a beautiful room for contemplation with a stone fireplace, but it is always an oasis where students, summer campers, and visitors can study, learn, grow, and get in touch with nature.

The National Environmental Summit for high school students is a wide open and fun week at the Center, but there is still a serene calm about being in a building that was designed to honor the natural world and provide space for future generations to learn and continue to make this world a better place.

Pine Tree on The Edge of the Environmental Center


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