Gwinnett approves $1.9M nature-focused exhibit at environmental and heritage center

Pacific Studio provided this as an example of a nature-focused exhibit in their plans to construct and build The Pathways Through the Piedmont exhibit at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. (Courtesy Gwinnett County and Pacific Studio)
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Pacific Studio provided this as an example of a nature-focused exhibit in their plans to construct and build The Pathways Through the Piedmont exhibit at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. (Courtesy Gwinnett County and Pacific Studio)

Gwinnett Commissioners recently approved plans to design and construct a new interactive exhibit at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.

The $1,967,024 plan with Pacific Studio is 83% funded by the 2017 SPLOST Program. The remainder will be funded by a legacy gift from the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Foundation.

The Pathways Through the Piedmont exhibit is an indoor immersive experience that will showcase natural features of the Piedmont ecosystem in Gwinnett including granite outcrops, the rock mounds of Little Mulberry Park and the river ecosystem of the Yellow River as well as local habitats and their inhabitants.

“The exhibit is intended to assist the learners during K-12 Programs and our visitors in developing a greater appreciation for the natural world in Gwinnett,” said Community Services Director Tina Fleming.

According to project documents, “it is expected that by pairing the exhibit to parks within Gwinnett the participant will be enticed to experience the same in the natural settings of our parks.”

More about the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center: www.gwinnettehc.com.