Center for Conservation Education
The Center for Conservation Studies was designed for growing needs at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, MA. Working with the SSNSC and SSYMCA to identify emerging needs on the South Shore for HMA identified combined programming in Natural Science Education, Conservation, Sustainability, and Agriculture. The building is designed to be fully opened and passively ventilated, and follows criteria for NetZero designation for Green Building.
The building will pull flexible duty for a wide variety of uses, ranging from a lodge for SSNC's established Nature Summer Camp, to support spaces for the Main Building of the SSNSC, to a trail head for visitors to the SSNSC's miles of walking trails. Finally, the building will be planned to create a flexible and elegant grand space for rental, including weddings, farm-to-table demonstration cooking events and fundraisers for the SSNSC's many programs.