OSWEGO, N.Y. -- Saturday's Emerald Ash Borer awareness event was the first time the public got a glimpse of the revamped Rice Creek Field Station. It's been part of SUNY Oswego since the 1960s.
A renovation project is wrapping up that includes a new central building, pavilion and observatory.
The field station is a science and research facility, but it also plays a role in the community.
"To help share information about the environment and science with the general public, which includes all the folks you saw here today, from school children to homeowners to folks who were just interested in being in a natural setting for the day," said Diann Jackson, the field station's assistant director.
The building isn't quite ready for visitors yet, but the grounds are open. The new facility is expected to be ready for classes on August 26.
For information about upcoming public programs, visit www.oswego.edu/ricecreek.