Facilities and Maintenance buildings are located on the periphery of campus to provide work space and storage for boats, trailers, lumber, dumpsters, etc.
The Carriage House includes improved lab and classroom space. The area in front of the Carriage House, which used to be a big open parking lot, was “greened up,” and now includes a rain garden filled and surrounded by native shrubs and wildflowers and a seating circle for students made from granite slabs removed from the stone wall when the entry was widened.
Outside Amphitheater is tucked in the woods, with benches milled from some of the trees felled for the maintenance building, is a favorite orientation stop for school classes that visit the Reserve.
In our efforts to become a more pedestrian friendly campus, we have added additional walkways and a new informational kiosk that will guide visitors along our new outdoor interpretive signage drawing attention to the “green” aspects of our campus, and exhibits to teach about the importance of coastal areas. A new trail has also been cut through to the historic Bay View cemetery.
Many energy-saving and -producing features are included as well; 19 kW of solar PV, LED outdoor lighting throughout campus, and new energy-efficient windows in the Visitor Center will significantly reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.