Columbus

Spend an afternoon at the Columbus Recreation & Parks Department Wyandot Lodge – where environmental education meets environmental protection! Grow what you know about energy efficiency, renewable energy and more! This FREE event is on Saturday, September 28th from 12PM – 3PM, and is open to the public.

Wyandot Lodge

  • Address: 3228 Indian Village Rd, Columbus, OH 43221
  • Open House: Saturday, September 28th 12PM – 3PM

Wyandot Lodge at the McKnight Nature Center is the central hub of Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Outdoor Education Program. The lodge is a home for programs aimed at teaching local youth about human impacts on nature. But, as it is designed to be a net-zero energy facility, the building itself is an educational tool.

Drawing energy from solar panels and from geothermal wells, the lodge was constructed for minimal impact on climate and ecosystem. The floors are concrete to eliminate the need for corrosive carpet cleaners. In the summer, the skylights can open and allow air to cycle through and cool the interior without air conditioning. Lights inside the lodge are motion activated and turn off automatically when a room is unoccupied.