- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - An education center that has taught 1 million school children about environmental issues for 17 years s is being torn down on Jekyll Island.

The Florida Times-Union reports (https://bit.ly/1tBP7Qo ) environmental education classes will resume in 2016 as Jekyll Island builds a new $16 million Youth and Learning Center. Meanwhile, the 4-H Center that opened at former hotel 1983 and began holding courses on the environment in 1997 will be torn down.

Donna Stewart, director of the 4-H Center, says its final courses will be held this week. She says the center drew about 12,000 students each year from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and even Missouri.

It will be about two years until the environmental science courses resume. But Stewart said schools already want to sign up to return in 2016.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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