The St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge will soon have a new education center for people to learn more about nature and wildlife.
The new education center will hold several wildlife exhibits. The center will make it possible to expand the refuge's environmental education outreach to school children and to the community.
The one million dollar facility is being funded by stimulus dollars.
St. Marks Environmental Educational Specialist Lori Nicholson says, "It's going to be a wonderful new program that we're going to build to reach a lot of more students. Right now we have about 11,000 people that we reach in our environmental education program and we hope to be able to increase that number."
The education center is being constructed by the Far East Contruction company. It is scheduled to be complete by this June.