Project Successes

William J. Ross Education Service Center

The William J. Ross (WJR) Education Service Center serves as the administrative offices for the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD).

Located at 4107 North Adrian Highway just north of the M-52 and Occidental intersection, the WJR Education Service Center has served the LISD and Lenawee community for years.

In addition to serving as the administrative offices for the LISD, the WJR Education Service Center features two large rooms which are utilized for educational professional development activities and various community events and meetings.

Stubnitz Environmental Education Center

The Stubnitz Environmental Education Center is a unique partnership involving education, community agencies, business and government, whose mission is to provide all people with a living laboratory for lifelong learning, instilling stewardship for the natural environment.

Constructed in 1992, the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center or SEEC as it is commonly referred represents a collaborative facility development project between the City of Adrian and the Lenawee Intermediate School District.

The 5,300 square foot, multi-purpose facility is located in the City of Adrian’s Heritage Park. The building was constructed with the purpose of providing a natural setting for Lenawee students and the community to learn environmental concepts and gain an appreciation of and respect for the natural environment.

Creation of the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center cost $595,330. Initial funding for the project was secured through the support of a Michigan Department of Natural Resources grant award of $233,146. The balance of the project costs were raised through the collective efforts of the project partners, led by the Lenawee County Education Foundation. Through their efforts, $362,184 was raised in support of this project, including a significant gift from the Stubnitz Foundation.

The Stubnitz Environmental Education Center has been the home to student environmental education in Lenawee County for nearly 20 years. The Center hosts hundreds of Lenawee County students who visit the Center to learn about environmental science topics and explore the hundreds of acres of natural features that comprise Heritage Park.