Dunwoody, GA – The Dunwoody Nature Center officially dedicated a new classroom on Sunday, January 5. The Crean Eco-Classroom is named in honor of the Dennis and Marie Crean family, long-time supporters of the Dunwoody Nature Center.
The Crean Eco-Classroom was constructed from two used shipping containers, and the design of the new building complements the cedar-planked design of the Center’s North Woods Pavilion. Later this spring, it will feature a green roof with live plants, serving as an environmental and sustainability teaching tool.
“It’s up-cycling at its best,” said Executive Director Michael Cowan. “It’s also a perfect use for the containers because the reinforced-steel frames will support the weight of the garden of native pollinator plants that will grow on the roof of the classroom.”
Nearly 70 guests attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, conducted by the Crean family, City of Dunwoody officials and Dunwoody Nature Center staff. The building was built in partnership with the City of Dunwoody and will be used for camps and programming, school field trips, Scout programs and other community events.