Wayne Bank Sponsors New Teaching Laboratory

Jim Donnelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce that Wayne Bank has sponsored the new Teaching Laboratory at Lacawac Sanctuary’s William E. Chatlos Environmental Education Center with a $25,000 donation.

Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center is an independent, non-profit, environmental education organization located on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos. The historic sanctuary is dedicated to inspiring lifelong connections to nature and shaping the next generation of scientists and earth stewards through research, education, and preservation.  The new Teaching Laboratory houses a wet laboratory for all ages to learn about ecology with hands-on-activities, modern equipment, and up-to-date resources.

According to Mr. Donnelly, “Wayne Bank is delighted to sponsor the new Teaching Laboratory that provides incredible opportunities for students to learn about their environment.  Lacawac Sanctuary is a local treasure and we hope that the Lab will be a valuable resource for future generations of scientists and environmental conservationists.”

To fulfill its mission of Research, Education and Preservation, Lacawac offers environmental education and programs to the community, by communicating the core values of environmental responsibility, citizenship, inclusiveness, and the pursuit of knowledge. Lacawac works with an association of colleges and universities to provide research partnerships and a pristine location for undergrad and graduate students.

Visitors to the 550-acre nature preserve can enjoy a rich outdoor education and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, open fields, forests, and lakes. Additionally, the sanctuary provides nine miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.