White Howell Environmental Education Center (JWHEEC) includes a modern
classroom and laboratory. JWHEEC serves as your classroom at Clay Hill Memorial Forest. The
Center, which can accommodate about 25 students, is equipped with an overhead projector and
screen, a marker board, a large-screen TV, computers and an LCD projector for
presentations. We also have wireless DSL internet access. A wide
variety of field and laboratory equipment
is available for use by visiting teachers and their students.
The Center houses a small but growing library of
environmental education books. An attached
greenhouse serves as an integral part of our Constructed Wetland
Wastewater Facility. Our "wastewater" is cycled through the
wetland and greenhouse and into a 250-gallon aquarium stocked
native fishes. Adjacent to the Center, is an open pavilion with seating for 100 and an
amphitheater with seating for 75. We also maintain several live animals that are used for teaching visiting students about life history.
At CHMF we have virtually every
habitat imaginable for study including an old pond, springs and
streams, native warm season grasses, and relatively mature
forests. You can hike on over five miles of trails some of which interpret
environmental concepts such as ecological succession
and habitat fragmentation. CHMF personnel will work with you to plan a
meaningful educational experience for your children. You can have
as much independence or guidance as you desire. Let us help plan
your next trip to CHMF.