Category Archive for "Amazing Space"

Giving Tuesday

Lindsey Flannery

   Help us get kids outside! After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving taking place on November 29. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to show your support for organizations and causes that you…

Why Amazing Space?

Lindsey Flannery

Did you know that the land where Amazing Space now sits, and the surrounding prairie, was farmland until 1996? That’s the year Indian Creek Nature Center purchased the land from the Bena family before restoring it to prairie. Soon after…

Volunteer at Grand Opening Weekend!

Lindsey Flannery

Volunteering at Grand Opening Weekend is the perfect way to get involved and be a part of the excitement of our beautiful new Amazing Space! We have so many activities and events planned all day September 16-18 – from live…

Farm-to-Table Dinner at Grand Opening

Lindsey Flannery
SOLD OUT – Thank you for your interest. Watch for new Farm-to-Table dinners in the future! Thursday, September 15 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner $100 per person, 21 and over please Ticket sales open on July 1 at 10...

Fresh air, daylight, gorgeous views? Check.

Lindsey Flannery

People are healthier, happier, and more productive if they have access to fresh air and daylight. The Living Building Challenge recognizes this, and among the imperatives it sets for creating a sustainable building is #8: Civilized Environment. One of the ways our new Amazing…

No more fiberglass: sustainable insulation alternative

Lindsey Flannery

The sustainability of a building really comes down to a snug, well-designed envelope. The walls, windows, doors, roof and floor are what prevent cold air from escaping the building in the summer and warm air from escaping the building in…

Amazing Space update: What’s in a Ceiling?

Lindsey Flannery

March 7, 2016 Building progress is moving forward on schedule! Crews are staining the large, exposed wooden beams running through the building, or trusses. Where this is completed, they are installing tectum panels. Tectum is a wood-based, sound-absorbing system. This…

Project Update: Handling Rainwater Run-off

Lindsey Flannery

Infrastructure in general, and parking lots in particular, are notorious for causing water problems. During a rain storm, a variety of factors combine to devastate local water ways. The rainwater picks up contaminants, such as spilled oil and gasoline, and carries…

Project Update: Maintaining Healthy Soil

Lindsey Flannery

Soil provides a foundation for all other life. It determines which wild plants flourish, which animals survive, and which crops grow. That doesn’t change on a construction site. How the soils are treated before, during, and after construction have repercussions long…

Volunteers deconstruct 1920s era barn in Marion for use in Amazing Space project

Lindsey Flannery

May 5, 2014  This week, over 100 volunteers are assisting Indian Creek Nature Center in deconstructing a 1920s era barn, located at 4002 Winslow Road in Marion. The barn’s salvaged boards, sliding door hardware and more will be repurposed in the Nature…