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Lourdes Life Lab wants to help community

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Lourdes University is making a $37,000 investment in environmental science. The university will renovate its Life Lab this summer.

In addition to renovating the inside of the lab, the university will add on new field equipment, a science and other technology enhancements.

For the last 23 years, the Life Lab has provided environmental education to young children. The university wants to move beyond just field trips and serve the entire community and its students.

The environmental education center will be available for visits, and instructors will also go out to school classrooms to teach children about science.

The Life Lab will serve science and education majors at the university. Lourdes has seen an 80 percent increase in biology and health science majors over the past few years, and a large portion of those students are interested in environmental science.

"Over the last few years, we've had a 260 percent increase in environmental science majors. So there's really an interest in the field, and we want to certainly fulfill the need for the community," said Mary Arquette, Advancement Vice President for Lourdes University.

The Life Lab will be renovated over the summer and should be ready for the new school year.

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