Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF

Author: Alex Gumm

Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF

On Friday, June 10, the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initative welcomed the ND-ECI community to the dedication of the Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion at Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility. Serving as the centerpiece of ND-LEEF, the Morrison Family Pavilion offers a year-round outdoor classroom and outreach destination located five miles from campus at St. Patrick’s County Park.

The dedication included remarks by: 

  • Jennifer Tank - ND-ECI Director
  • Aimee Buccellato - ND Architecture Professor 
  • Evie Kirkwood - Director of St. Joseph County Parks
  • Brett Peters - ND-LEEF Assistant Director

The Pavilion blessing was performed by Fr. Pete McCormick, CSC. The morning concluded with ND-LEEF facility and research tours. 

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The Morrison Pavilion truly serves as a platform for the public, University visitors and academic peers to learn of the cutting-edge research being conducted by scientists, and acts as the gateway between the classroom and the field for educators and students of all ages.

The Pavilion was made possible due to the generous support of: 

  • Jim and Joanne Morrison 
  • Corning, Incorporated 
  • Inovateus Solar 
  • The Martin Curran Family 
  • Buccellato Design LLC 
  • St. Joseph County Parks 
  • Notre Dame College of Science