Nov 18, 2013

A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America | Dwell

sustainable tree house in west virginia

Visitors learn about energy and water conservation as they climb outdoor staircases that lead from the forest floor to the 125-foot-high rooftop rising above the leaf canopy. Photo by Joe Fletcher.

In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America made conservation a stronger focus of the organization by introducing a new sustainability merit badge and opening an educational center in the 10,600-acre Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. ... "The experience of moving through the trees was more powerful than we imagined," he says.