Lincoln College Outdoor Center for Environmental Education

celebrates its 1st Earth Day

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Shirley Edwards, son John Edwards, daughter Caroline and her husband Mike Egans pose in front of the new lane sign named for the family.

The family donated the land that is now the Lincoln College Outdoor Center for Environmental Education.


Pictures by Jan Youngquist

Mid-August 2012

The parking lot, swales, water gardens took shape early.

 The center was getting underway.

Early guests, blue dragonflies lent their approval that this would be a
good habitat.


In the area to the west, prairie is restored.

Farther back, about 2,000 feet to the north, is Sugar Creek. The creek has
gained significant archaeological and biological notoriety in recent years
and is expected to supply valued research findings for many more years.
Saturday, April 20, 2013

The generous donation of land by the Shirley Edwards family makes access to the new Lincoln College Environmental Education Center possible.
The center celebrates its first Earth Day.

Lincoln College President John Blackburn holds a replica of a sign that dedicates the center in honor of Dr. Dennis Campbell, who designed and orchestrated the project.


Campbell explains how the Edwards family names were consolidated to create the lane name Small-Edwards Trace.

The center features three primary structures: the teaching pavilion, a
greenhouse and insectarium.


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