The Edwardsville Children’s Museum (ECM), at 722 Holyoake Road, has plans for a “Nature Classroom” on the museum grounds. The new classroom at the former Leclaire Schoolhouse will allow children to explore and learn about the living world that surrounds them. According to Operations Director Lindley White, “This is not just something for ECM.” Like other Edwardsville parks, the area will be open from dawn to dusk and no admission will be charged. Community involvement is key to securing funding. Donations are accepted and there is a brick program (three sizes) for bricks or stepping stones for the outdoor classroom. Information can be found
on the home page of the Edwardsville Children’s Museum website. Children, nature, and education - one can only imagine that Leclaire’s founder, N. O. Nelson, would approve of this project!
ECM SUMMER SCHEDULE
Also new at the ECM are expanded summer hours, special play times, camps, workshops, and more to entertain children of all ages throughout the summer. Details can be found on their website at www.edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org or you can call 618-692-2094.