Lake Erie Nature & Science Center announces grand opening for Cahoon Room

Dawn Galang, Preschool Specialist, leads storytime in the new Cahoon Room at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will host a grand opening for its new program space, the Cahoon Room, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome more preschool age children for session classes beginning the week of Sept. 12,” says Preschool Coordinator Teece Lester. “In these classes, children and their families will meet an animal, create a simple craft, enjoy playtime, and connect with nature through our live animal exhibits.”

Donations from visitors and businesses in the community totaling more than $50,000 made possible the renovation of a former retail space into an engaging and lively learning environment for children. The Cahoon Room will host classes for preschool children and was remodeled with this special audience in mind. Filled with natural light, the room offers plenty of space for social interaction and nature-based play, including a children’s restroom and an extra sink anticipating many fun hands-on activities.

“The community’s generosity is helping the Center reach even more children and families with the Cahoon Room renovation project, which was entirely funded by donations,” says Executive Director Catherine Timko. “We are truly grateful for the many families and visitors for their support of our mission to connect people to the natural world. We welcome everyone to visit the Center, which is open 7 days each week, and especially for our grand opening on Sept. 8.”

The Cahoon Room is located in the space formerly occupied by Wild Birds Unlimited

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 9:57 AM, 09.07.2022