Wildlife Science Center celebrates triumphant transition to Linwood
Peggy Callahan is all about the animals, but if you squint, you can see a hint of personal pride as she surveys the Wildlife Science Center’s new digs.
“So many people counted us out,” the center’s executive director said.
She’s referring to WSC’s year-and-a-half moving process from its old site – a small parcel of Department of Natural Resources land carved out of the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area in Columbus – to a new, 165-acre facility owned by WSC in Linwood (22830 Sunrise Road NE). Though the center has long owned the Linwood property, it didn’t have the funds ready for a move – until, that is, the move became necessary when the DNR told the center in January 2016 it was terminating its lease due to some alleged lease violations.