EDUCATION CENTER BREAKS GROUND

The Chicago Botanic Garden broke ground on its Booth Hansen designed Education Center on April 23, 2015. The groundbreaking encompasses the new seven-acre Regenstein Foundation Learning Campus, which includes the Education Center and Learning Campus Garden.
Opening in summer of 2016, the Education Center — the heart of the Learning Campus — will be a hub for plant-based community and civic engagement, intergenerational learning, hands-on coursework, and health and wellness activities.
In keeping with Booth Hansen’s and the Chicago Botanic Garden’s commitment to sustainability, the Education Center is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification. A variety of green strategies were employed including recycled and low-emission materials, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting; energy and water use data will be tracked in real-time and displayed on an electronic dashboard which will serve as a teaching tool for the building’s visitors.
 
Visit the following links for more information on the Education Center:
Chicago Botanic Garden Education Center
www.chicagobotanic.org

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