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  1. Hand’s WOODS Project Wild Outdoor Observatory Designed by Students

  2. Hand’s WOODS Project Wild Outdoor Observatory Designed by Students

  3. Hand’s WOODS Project Wild Outdoor Observatory Designed by Students

  4. Last large wooded lots in SE Lancaster • -science (biology & ecology) • -restoration & preservation • Conestoga > Susquehanna > Chesapeake watershed • Proximity to Conestoga Greenway

  5. Hand’s WOODS Foundation (a 501(c)3, est. Sep 2006) • Andrew Duncan (Educational Enterprises, Inc.) • Larry Mays (Hand Middle School) • Ana Pabon (Washington Elementary) • Diane Patton (SDOL K-12 Science Coordinator) • Carl Martin (Lancaster County Conservancy) • Cheryl Desmond (Professor, Educational Foundations, Millersville University) • Chris Hardy (Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biology, Millersville University) • Schirlyn Kamara (Threshold Foundation) • Mike Saladik (Attorney, Herr & Low Attorneys at Law) • Mary Gattis-Schell (Senior Planner, Lancaster Planning Commission)

  6. Partnering Organizations • School District of Lancaster • Lancaster City • Lancaster County Planning Commission • Lancaster County Conservancy • Millersville University

  7. How Project Supports SDOL Curriculum 1. Outdoor classrooms / labs 2. Supports PSSA Science testing 3. Developing community interactions 4. Developing life long environmental behaviors 5. Promotes hands-on investigations 6. Supports Biology, Environmental Science, Geology, History, and possibly other disciplines.