Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary breaks ground on expansion

Posted at 10:39 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 23:39:13-04

More opportunities are on the way soon for children to learn about nature and the world around them.
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary broke ground on Monday on a nearly 13,000 sq. ft. addition for their nature center.

The new addition is geared towards expanding capacity to local kindergarten classes and larger school groups. 

"Well, this is going to be really wonderful for the kids, you know, right now we're dealing with the space we have," said Mike Reed, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Director.  "We have to turn kids away from this program which we don't want to do. It is just so good for them, they come back out of this program and are so self confident."

The new addition is expected to cost around $2.5 million and is funded mostly by donations. It's expected to be complete by early 2019.