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The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is located in the Scioto Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula south of downtown Columbus. It is located in an Important Bird Area (IBA), which hosts thousands of birds that migrate from Central and South America on their long flights. The Center provides cross-curriculum nature-based educational programs that aim to increase awareness of the environment. (see: http://grange.audubon.org/About.html)
The Center includes: three classrooms, native plant demonstration gardens, natural playground area, habitat areas, library, 200-seat multipurpose room, exhibit space, nature store, and outdoor observation deck and terrace.
The facility was built with recycled construction materials and heating and cooling are provided by alternative energy sources.