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The Nature Conservatory| How you can help

The purpose of this project is to create a unique research and educational facility, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, to provide expanded educational opportunities and facilitate appropriate career pathways for students enrolled in undergraduate programs at Lake Erie College with a career focus of environmental regulations, toxicology, wildlife management, fisheries management, agriculture, environmental research, environmental management or related careers.

The Nature Conservatory

Following the launch of a new major in environmental science in fall 2016, Lake Erie College has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to provide expanded educational opportunities.

The Nature Conservancy conducted a master plan in spring 2015 and is making upgrades to the Nature Center during the first phase. TNC is dedicated to making these improvements and keeping the campus current. Renovation of the existing facility, including laboratories, office space and support infrastructure will be a $3.5 million endeavor. Lake Erie College is seeking grant support through the National Science Foundation, but philanthropic investments will be critical to the timely completion of this comprehensive initiative.


Now is the Time...

Senator Patterson has submitted a capital bill to support our continued efforts to develop the Grand River Conservation Campus into a thriving hub of conservation, research and education in northeast Ohio. We certainly appreciate your collaboration in this important project. Now is the time to let key General Assembly members know why this project is important.

NEONESTT Strategic Planning Conference - March 2nd-March 3rd, 2020 For more details about the renovation, please review the pdf below:

LEC Research Center Request Booklet 

Run for the Swamp 5K


We can help you decide what and how to give. You may want to specify criteria for your gift. You may want to take advantage of tax savings, make a one-time contribution or a gift over multiple years. We can guide you through your options and help you choose what works best for you.


Johnathan Tedesco, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Associate Professor of Chemistry

1 (440) 375-7352


Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Austin Hall 302