The Outdoor Classroom Teaching Pavilion at Huntley Meadows Park was officially dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The “classroom in the forest” allows the site to expand environmental education programs and specifically, outdoor education. With this facility in place, Huntley Meadows staff can welcome more school, scout, camp and pre-school programs and offer those programs in a location surrounded by trees, sunlight and fresh air.
The project was funded through contributions from seven donors who provided the $70,000 needed to complete the project. A combination of private individuals, family grants, international corporations, local civic groups and the Fairfax County Park Foundation came together to make the project a reality. Donors included Ken and Willa Howard, the Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, ExxonMobil, a Mastenbrook Matching grant, The Hunting Creek Garden Club and the Park Foundation.