A two-phase approach was selected for the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, part of the Forest Preserve District in Will County. The initial phase involved converting an underutilized classroom into office space. In phase two, architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) and structural infrastructure design was carried out to support the exhibit scope of work as designed by Bluestone + Associates. The main exhibit is located in the “Four Rivers at the Confluence” wing of the interpretive center and features a 2,000 gallon fish tank and mussels and bird exhibits. Additionally, there is an outside bird bath with a heated pad, providing water for birds year-round.

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