From nature trails and wildlife study to youth camps and school programs, the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center (KPNC) provides a beautiful, peaceful place for environmental education, fellowship and reflection.
As the popularity of these programs grow, an environmental education building will soon be built—nestled into the forest landscape, providing classroom space, common areas for gatherings and the learning trail that will be full of interactive and live-animal displays. Constructed from cross-laminated timber, the building will be a showcase of sustainable construction and design, and our intent is for the landscape to maintain the same standard.
This Tiger Giving Day, help us raise funds for landscapes that are both environmentally sustainable and educational in their functions.
The three areas of focus are:
- A Nature Preschool Courtyard to serve as an interactive outdoor learning area for our Woodland Wonders Nature Preschool students
- A Rain Garden, which is a landscaping technique used to collect water and control runoff, while also creating a natural habitat for native plants and wildlife
- Welcoming landscape frontage for the building’s entrance showcasing beautiful and unique plants native to Alabama
The function of these finished gardens will engage and inspire visitors of all ages on the message of sustainability and environmental awareness, and the beauty of the finished gardens will appeal to all.
These outdoor gardens will be a critical component to the building’s purpose and environmental education programs. Please support our project today! War Eagle!