Over the next few months, Howell Wetlands will be adding a special addition and they say its something that will draw in crowds of all ages. The president of the Evansville Parks Board says the wetlands are the cradle of all life on this planet. And thats why the manager of Howell Wetlands, Lauren Preske, says it is essential to continue to educate people about the shrinking ecosystem. But she says sometimes it will be easier to teach about the outdoors in an indoor facility. Those that did come out here they didnt have anywhere to use the restroom or get out of the rain or get out of the heat. "So basically it was very difficult especially if youre a kindergartener and youve got to go to the potty and you have to go now." So when news came that an outdoor education center was finally being built, Preske was ecstatic. "This has been a hard long journey and Ive been in it the whole step of the way. Ive had to live it and breathe it and suffer so this is a great day to see this actually kicked off because it means thats actually going to happen." The groundbreaking of Howell Wetlands Education Center brought out nature lovers, community members, and people of all ages to celebrate in the unveiling of the location where the facility will stand. The 2400 square foot building will sit on 35 acres of wildlife, and will serve as a place for students to learn about the wetlands. The project is expected to take five or six months to complete. It is being funded through both public dollars and private donations.