BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The new Knopp-Hailpern Science Center on the Park School Campus in Amherst sits on 34 acres of science ready to be studied.
The six-million dollar center has experiment labs, a creek/pond, and learning spaces for preschool to high school students.
"Kids hold on to knowledge for a longer term in deeper ways when they experienced the act of learning rather than just hearing or reading about it," Jeremy Besch, Head of the Park School said.
There's a focus on using experiments and the natural environment to help teach kids about organic chemistry and weather.
"It's kind of cool to see the concepts you are learning in class to apply to tangible stuff," Aaron Davies, a senior at the Park School said.
Students have already started monitoring data for when the leaves change and students are monitoring streams and ponds.
"Our understanding is that our planet and our students re going to need to understand science and understand the natural world and how to take care of it," Besch said.