Nature Center Update Begins

nature center update

The Nature Center at Newport SP is in the beginning stages of a makeover, thanks to the vision of Master Naturalists Helen Berch-Kenny, Maureen Flatley, Mary O’Grady, Lynn Reuter, Holly Smith; volunteer Julia Keepper; and Park Naturalist Beth Bartoli. Existing displays are being organized and consolidated and a new display devoted to the Dark Sky has been created. 

There is much more to come, but here are a few photos of the progress so far:

nature center update
“Before”; photo courtesy Helen Berch-Kenny
Updated Dark Sky display
A new display illustrating human-related impacts to our precious shoreline
Holly Smith detailing the Dark Sky exhibit