GEO-DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed in Sept., 2014.
The inspiration for the organization's creation stems from the love of the landscape that surrounds us... that which defines Door County. The 175- mile-long ribbon of cliffs that cuts through Northeastern Wisconsin- known as the Niagara Escarpment- terminates its mainland connection at the Town of Liberty Grove. This is the very "tip" of the legendary Door County and provides a landscape perspective like no other place in the world, and connects the peninsula to its entire 1,000 mile length.
Cultivating knowledge and stewardship of the Niagara Escarpment corridor and its geological, ecological and cultural wonders in people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Greater Escarpment Organization Discovery Center
The Niagara Escarpment is important to those that live in and visit Door County. While many local groups have contributed to the conservation of its unique landscape, GEO-DC feels that these protected lands need to be complemented with a strong education component which unlocks the mysteries of this globally unique environment.
''In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught".
YOUR SUPPORT .........
Constructed and operating sustainably, the year-round Center will have minimal impact of the Escarpment and its surroundings. The Center is to be an educational exhibit unto itself and is part of a broader network of other escarpment and nature-related sites.
People experiencing the Center will leave with life-long enthusiasm for the escarpment and an enhanced sense of place having become excited about its geological and cultural wonders.
Residents and visitors become advocates, students become teachers, and everyone benefits as drinking water becomes safer, Pleistocene snails live on, and our community thrives within our resources.
Please help us with this effort in the coming years by supporting GEO-DC financially, or with your time, knowledge and expertise.
GEO-DC envisions the construction and operation of a new Niagara Escarpment Discovery Center within the Town of Liberty Grove. This Center would provide Wisconsin with active and dynamic learning opportunities focused on Niagara Escarpment education, scientific research, and resource protection policies, done in collaboration with other Great Lakes states and Canada. It will provide indoor and outdoor learning opportunities for people of all generations and diverse interests to learn about, experience, appreciate, and love the Escarpment. The facility will highlight the relationship between the unique natural attractions of the Escarpment corridor and its impact to our communities and daily lives.
Our Local Landscape...... Combined with an International Vision for Education