WELCOME TO ESTONOA!
The Wetlands Estonoa Learning Center was born as a student initiated, place based, service learning project. It started as the epitome of a school/community project. Once the town's giant mud puddle, Estonoa has transformed into a multi-purpose environmental learning center thanks to student imagination, planning, and sweat equity.
The Center is an environmental education site that consists of outdoor and indoor classrooms. The vegetative green roof, rain garden, and native Appalachian flora arboretum are complimented by the three-fourth mile walking trail surrounding Wetlands Estonoa. The beautiful, log-sided building offers a large meeting space for environmental education, workshops, and citizen group meetings.
IN THE WORKS
Hard to believe our beloved Wetlands is celebrating 20 years as Virginia's first and best outdoor classroom! Thanks to a small group of student visionaries, Wetlands Estonoa was saved from becoming a parking lot and receives visitors both for leisure and ongoing environmental education programming. Come, visit, and help us celebrate this treasure's 20th anniversary!
Saturday May 30 1-4pm Read more>
We at Wetlands Estonoa are proud to be part of the bigger picture in southwestern Virginia. Our outdoor classroom extends beyond our wetlands and into the most bio diverse river on the continent. Read more>
Saturday, May 2, 2020 8am - 4:30pm
FREE - Registration includes course materials, refreshments, lunch and transportation between venues throughout St. Paul.
Keynote: Shannon Blevins
VCHEC Power Plant Tours
Political Involvement for Local Development
Town of St. Paul Downtown Project
Clinch River State Park
400 Acre Woods