321 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT

Salmon Brook Ecology Center is an ideal location to learn about the multiple advantages of clean energy.

Indeed, this 1,500-square-foot building, created by the Granby Education Foundation, is regularly used to inspire Granby High School and Middle School students to become knowledgeable environmental stewards.

The Center contains fish tanks and equipment for raising trout that are released into the local streams, and a nursery for growing plants in water.

Designed to be environmentally friendly, the building uses geothermal energy for heating. The 18 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof convert sunlight directly into 2700 kilowatts (kW) of power to meet the center’s routine electricity needs, which are equivalent to the electricity demands of a three-bedroom house.
View the center's listing on the site of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.

The Ecology Center has its own weather station which was made possible through a 2014 GEF grant. The web-based station will expand the use of the Ecology Center into all classrooms throughout the district, providing real-time data for use in a variety of curriculums including science, broadcast, and world language.    

The station includes: Thermometers, barometers, anemometers, hygrometers, and wind vanes.  The data collected will support many areas of curriculum, including science, morning broadcasts, and world language.  It will also expand the use of the ecology center as the data will be available to all of the schools in the district via the internet and will be on-going throughout the entire year. Click here for a live link

Guided tours only. Contact: Cal Heminway. 860-653-0550

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