The Discovery Center Groundbreaking

September 29, 2017

The Discovery Center  broke ground yesterday in East Fairmount Park. There's a lot of anticipation over this 50-acre site in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city. 

From The Discovery Center's website
The National Audubon Society (Audubon Pennsylvania) and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School—are joining forces to save and sustain a vital part of our natural heritage in a unique partnership. Their missions converge in the East Park section of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park—just blocks from the neighborhood of Strawberry Mansion—where a century-old abandoned water reservoir has become a unique wildlife sanctuary and an important stopover location for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway.

The Discovery Center will be an educational resource for Outward Bound, which will use the space for active learning expeditions. National Audubon Society will use the center as a research and conservation facility, as the long unused reservoir has become a popular stopover spot for migrating birds with nearly 200 species spotted there. 

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