Dedication of Future Science & Learning Center – August 22, 2002

Dedication of Future Science & Learning Center

Date: August 22, 2002

Contact: Michael Justin, (541) 594-3008

National Park Service representatives, educators and scientists will join together in a ceremony to announce and dedicate the future Crater Lake Science and Learning Center at Crater Lake National Park. The Science and Learning Center is planned as an interdisciplinary facility that will facilitate science and unite it with place-based learning and appreciation. The Director of the National Park Service, Fran Mainella will preside over the dedication that will include the unveiling of design drawings and a ceremony to dedicate the new center.

“Long known for its sublime beauty, few know that Crater Lake National Park is an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom, a place that draws scientists, teachers and students to investigate, instruct and learn from and about our natural world,” says Park Superintendent Chuck Lundy. “Moving from scenery to science and place-based learning, the park’s role is expanding. Connecting scientists with teachers and in turn with students and the visiting public, the park can become a focal point for life-long learning.”