W.R. Grace

Tyrone Plant

Tyrone, Pennsylvania, United States

Certified through 2023

Project Name
Project Type
Nature Trail Fieldtrips
Awareness & Community Engagement
About the Program
The Tyrone Plant, located in Tyrone, PA, is part of the Ablemere Corporation, a leader in producing lithium, bromide and catalyst solutions. The fifty acre facility is just over 100 miles east of Pittsburgh and boasts a nature trail that passes through meadows, wetlands, and forest. The trail is used as a setting to provide hands-on learning about ecosystem processes to local students. 

Practices and Impacts
  • Since the project's inception in 2010, the team has provided hands-on learning opportunities to local 4th, 5th and 6th grade school students. In 2019, the team provided six field trips in the fall where students participated in a four hour educational nature walk, including activities such as dissecting a plant and planting a tree.
  • In 2020, the team worked with a local library to create virtual learning opportunities through brochures and online guided video activities and tours of the nature trail.
  • The team completes yearly maintenance on the trail and makes improvements to trail structures and other site infrastructure.