New Environmental Learning Center Facilities Open at Archbold Biological Station

Archbold Biological Station in Highlands County

Staff and dignitaries attended the grand opening ceremony of the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge at Archbold Biological Station in Highlands County. The station is an independent, not-for-profit organization offering programs in ecological research, education and conservation. The District provided funding for educational exhibits, signage and a demonstration garden that will educate visitors about the Lake Wales Ridge, Florida scrub habitat, water resources and water recharge. The exhibits will include a wildlife diorama, a pledge tree, storm-related interpretive signs, landscape interpretive signs, a K–12 activity area with signage and tabletop activities, a series of interpretive trail signs and a demonstration garden. The new center and exhibits will enhance Archbold’s existing education programs for students, agencies, conservation groups, the general public and community leaders.