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At Kingman Island, plans for a nature center, floating lab

There are also plans for outdoor classroom spaces, raised walkways, and more

All renderings via Department of Energy and Environment/Hickok Cole Architects

Since 2016, the Department of Energy and Environment has studied possibilities for expanding environmental education at Washington, D.C.’s Kingman and Heritage Islands, also known as National Children’s Island. With a multi-sector team led by architectural firm Hickok Cole Architects, these studies have led to a phased plan that includes a state-of-the-art nature center.

The first phase of this project is estimated to cost approximately $4 million with plans for outdoor classroom spaces, raised walkways, a floating lab platform, bathrooms, and an office and storage facility.

The are no reports yet as to what the timeline of the project is.