rOn the Whittier Peninsula, just south of downtown, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center provides vital educational services to central Ohio – especially the city of Columbus and its public schools. The center increases environmental awareness through education, but also provides cross-curricular nature-based education designed to improve the academic performance of students and schools in all areas.
The center is a community gathering place for those who live and work downtown, as well as everyone in the Central Ohio area.
The Audubon Center also serves as a model for sustainable design thereby promoting the economic, health and aesthetic benefits of green building. Students and visitors alike can learn first-hand the benefits of “going green.” The Center is a green facility of 18,000 net useable square feet built with recycled construction materials. Heating and cooling are provided by alternative energy sources.