Completed in 2004, the Education Center illustrates sustainable alternative building products and is a beautiful example of passive solar design. In the Louis Scowcroft Peery Classroom Wing, view alternative insulation types such as shredded blue jeans, cellulose and straw bale walls. Check out the crushed sunflower seed hulls or pressed wheat chaff cabinetry, masonry made from fly ash (a by product of coal production), and the cooling tower that helps draw out the hot air during the summer. Our Education Center is home base for our award-winning environmental education programs. When class is not in session, visitors are welcome to observe resident spiders and snakes and to check out the interactive exhibits in the classrooms.