A windmill spins in the breeze atop its hundred-foot tower; glycol oozes through pipes underground on its journey to and from ground source heat pump units; downspouts funnel water into a cistern for later use flushing toilets.
Some 1,100 elementary students from 21 area schools and homeschool groups along with their parents and teachers will find environmental learning to be sugary-sweet at Sugar Bush 2006, sponsored by the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College.
If you became stranded outdoors on a ski trip, would you know how to build a fire to keep warm or how to build a shelter? If you became lost while hiking, could you navigate your way through a winter woods to safety and food?
Merry Lea Environmental Center’s plans for a collegiate facility received a boost April 27 when Executive Director Luke Gascho opened his mail and found a check for $150,000.
Participating in an excavation in the Southwest, trekking through Amazon rainforests in South America and snorkeling through coral reefs in the Florida Keys are just a few of the ways Goshen College students spent their class time during May term.