How TLNC Began
Dedicated volunteers were able to build a boardwalk and dock on the lake and install the trailer that became our museum. In 1994 we began school field trips, creating memories and an appreciation for nature across generations. In 1997 the Education Building was built. A part-time naturalist was hired in 2001 and we now have two full time staff members. The introduction of environment-focused programs allowed TLNC to reach more interested members of our community, a mission that continues to grow and prosper.
We have great hopes for the future, as evidenced by our plans to upgrade our facilities and build new classrooms and natural history museum. Please visit us and keep up with us on our journey into the future.
In 1994 we began school field trips, creating memories and an appreciation across generations. 1997 saw the dedication of the Environmental Education Center. Since then, the Charles Newell Museum and the Environmental Education Center have served Lake County as important parts of the Trout Lake Nature Center experience.