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Paper: Landfill to Learning Facility
Volume: 400, Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium
Page: 319
Authors: Venner, L.; Lewicki, S.
Abstract: Engaging “K-to-Gray” audiences (children, families, and older adults) in scientific exploration and discovery is the main goal of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) Center for Environmental and Scientific Education (CESE) and the William D. McDowell Observatory located in Lyndhurst, NJ and operated by Ramapo College of New Jersey. Perched atop a closed and reclaimed municipal solid waste landfill, our new LEED–certified building (certification pending) and William D. McDowell observatory brings hands-on scientific experiences to the ∼25,000 students and ∼15,000 visitors that come to our site from the NY/NJ region each year.
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