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Once part of the working farm that occupied this property, our renovated Wildlife Barn Complex houses many of the Center’s activities. At the old farm complex, we have put the buildings to uses that the early farmers could never have imagined. The young stock barn now houses our indoor Climbing Wall and Classroom. The main floor of the barn is our Wildlife Classroom and animal-care area. Near the barn is our Total Team challenge course as well as our Skywalk High Ropes course and zipline. The nearby machine shed has been converted into a maple syrup Sugar Shack for boiling the maple sap collected in the spring from over 1,200 taps. The well pump-house is now our Bird Banding Classroom.

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Wildlife Barn Amenities:

  • Wildlife education facilities
  • Permanent home for our ‘wild staff‘ – home to 8 birds of prey, an American Crow, Common Raven, North American Porcupine, Domestic Rabbit, and a variety of native reptiles, amphibians and fish
  • The former hayloft area houses our large 35-foot indoor climbing wall with 11 climbing routes including overhangs, a cavern and a fault crack
  • Large meeting space in our climbing wall classroom
  • Wildlife Classroom with tiered seating for 15-20 people and includes many species of native live animals, a variety of hands-on teaching tools, such as skulls, hides and interactive displays
  • Nearby equipment shed (skis and snowshoes), bird banding shed, and sugar shack (maple syrup production)
Energy Conservation Improvements:
  • New Vapor barrier, 3” foam insulation, corrugated fiber board siding around exterior
  • Same for roof with oriented strand board and shingles
  • Electronic, programmable thermostats in Climbing Loft and Wildlife Barn
  • 0.5 gpm aerators in bathrooms
  • Passive solar heating and lighting with south facing windows
  • 4’ x 10’ Solar Air Heat Panel
  • Redone lighting in loft, system reduction from 995 watts to 360 watts
  • 8 watt LED bulbs in main ground floor room
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