Over the last eighteen month period, lifer Max Weiler ‘18 worked tirelessly to renovate the Nature Hut, an outdoor structure on Moravian Academy’s Merle-Smith campus.
Throughout his project, Max was very proactive, communicative and effective. He arranged meetings to discuss his ideas with teachers, administrators and members of the Sustainability Committee.
Some of the many upgrades that Max and fellow scout volunteers implemented include:
- a power washed and painted exterior;
- aluminum soffit;
- cleaned windows and replaced broken screens;
- sured up stairs;
- washed and painted interior floor;
- cleaned drawers, walls and ceiling
- updated educational supplies; and
- a collection of new materials through donations and fundraising.
Not only did Max’s improvement project finalize his application for Eagle Scout, but it made a huge difference for Moravian Academy’s outdoor education programming.
This week, in recognition of Max’s hard work, a dedication plaque was presented to Max and will be installed on the exterior of the Nature Hut. The plaque reads, “The Nature Hut… Renovated through the hard work, dedication and vision of Eagle Scout Max J. Weiler ‘18.”
“When I was a student at Moravian in the Lower School I remember traveling to the Upper School campus to visit the Nature Hut and learn about biology up close in a hands-on learning experience. It was truly one of my favorite experiences as a young child and really sparked an interest in the natural world for me. When I heard that the place I had loved so much was in a state of dilapidation, I was motivated to take action and renovate and repair the Nature Hut. I decided that it would be a perfect fit for my Eagle Scout project.
Due to the efforts and hard work of several incredible volunteers, we managed to restore the building into a working classroom condition and added in lights and access to electricity so projectors and other appliances could be used for supplementary educational matter. I am incredibly happy to see it being used by faculty, Lower School students, and Upper School students alike.”
Thank you, Max, for all of your efforts to improve this space for both current and future Moravian teachers and students!