Go Green Discovery Center at Dani’s Dreams Outdoor Education Center focuses on environmental education for grades preschool through 8 in Hancock County – with a community garden, interactive exhibits and experiments in solar and wind energy. The building will also soon be powered by alternative energy sources.
Area students have a chance to make a difference in a variety of ways:
•Be a Dani’s Dreams Ambassador: High school students/cadet teachers:
Volunteer as a tour guide or visit classrooms and create and conduct classroom presentations.
• Hancock County teachers can sign up their students as reporters and anchors for Dani’s Dreams TV, conducting research and compiling multimedia reports on environmental issues answering the questions “What Can I Do?” “How is It Made?” and “How Does It Work?”. The reports will be shown on a solar-powered TV in the Discovery Center and on this website.
•Be a designer/graphic artist: Every aspect of the Outdoor Education Center will be explained inside and outside with signs explaining the irrigation system, solar and wind power, identifying plants and trees.
Inside the Go Green Center will be interactive solar and wind energy experiments – powered by solar/wind energy and rotating exhibits on seed growth (germination), farming, ecology, water conservation, soil erosion and photosynthesis explanation and displays written and designed by Hancock County middle/high school students.
EMAIL Dani’s Dreams Outdoor Education Center Director Donna Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 317-640-4430 for more information or to schedule a presentation to your school district, preschool, daycare, church or youth group, Chamber of Commerce or organization.
Community support will be needed for the center’s continued development. Donations and grants are the center’s only funding sources and are tax-deductible.
Dani’s Dreams is the only outdoor education center in Hancock County – if you would like to be involved through financial support or volunteering, email email@example.com or call 317-640-4430.
The Go Green Discovery Center is a 2011 Recipient of a Community Development Grant from the Hancock County Community Foundation and is also sponsored by the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District.