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Robinson Nature Center

Home of HAL's Monthly Public Meetings)

6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Lat: 39.1903N
Lon: 76.8947W

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Meetings are held in the Auditorium on the Mezzanine level. This is one level down from "street" level, same floor as the NatureSphere (Planetarium).

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About the Robinson Nature Center

This unique nature education facility situated on 18 acres of land, together with the adjacent Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, provides over 1,000 acres of forest, meadows and river valley to explore. The 25,000square-foot nature center building houses numerous museum-quality exhibits on such topics as:

• The Chesapeake Bay
• The Life of the Forest
• The History of Simpsonville
• The Nocturnal Forest

Also inside are an auditorium, classrooms/meeting rooms, and The NatureSphere, a state-of-the-art digital planetarium that is truly out of this world. In future phases you will find an mphitheatre, butterfly house and numerous nature trails. The three-story center is nestled into a hillside and is designed from the very beginning with energy conservation and sustainability in mind. It uses the newest proven technologies designed to maximize energy conservation and the use of renewable resources. Geothermal heating/air-conditioning, porous paving, solar panels which generate 15% of electric needs, innovative water conservation methods and a host of other features make this building environmentally friendly. As a result, it is one of only three LEED Certified Platinum buildings in the State. The plaques for RNC's awards are in the auditorium level hallway outside the rest rooms.


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