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Mangano Unveils Nassau’s First Solar Panel Park

Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Tanglewood Preserve Transformed into “Green” Building

Tanglewood Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today unveiled Nassau’s first Solar Panel Park at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) at Tanglewood Preserve. $284,000 in funding from Nassau County’s 2004 Environmental Bond Act included $55,000 that enabled CSTL to install 50 solar panels - which was completed in November- and the Center is now producing enough energy to run its entire 4,445 square-foot facility.

“The ongoing efforts of organizations such as CSTL to be more environmentally conscious are what makes Nassau County a leader in the State of New York for energy efficiency,” said County Executive Mangano. “This project is a great example of how government, not-for-profits, and the private sector can partner together to develop alternative energy sources and reduce costs.”

“CSTL is always looking for new and innovative ways to aid in the reduction of damaging impact on the environment,” said Dr. Ray Ann Havasy, President and Founder of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning.

About The Center for Science Teaching and Learning

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is a not-for-profit organization the mission of encouraging science learning and literacy. CSTL offers a wide range of services such as Nature’s Kids nursery school, summer camp, workshops, and many family activities. CSTL provides people and children with the opportunity to study science topics in an exploratory and inquisitive way. CSTL uses inquiry-based learning, enabling the learner to be the designer of their experiences by giving people the tools to learn on their own.

About Tanglewood Preserve

An 11-acre park and preserve, Tanglewood provides a lovely nature trail and a beautifully renovated brick walkway surrounding a pond. The pond has been restocked with fish by the New York State Bureau of Fisheries and fishing is allowed (those under 16 years of age are not required to havea fishing license). Tanglewood also serves as home for the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. For more information, please call (516)764-0045.