Researching, educating, and collaborating
The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams is a research and education center based at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. Our organization recommends lake-focused best-practices, based on thorough research, and helps local families and businesses adopt them.
We do that in three ways: conducting research, providing resources, engaging and educating residents, and collaborating with local organizations. Our goal? To make the freshwater lakes and streams of Kosciusko County clean, healthy, safe, and beautiful.
Take a tour of our building - virtually!
Explore the Learning Lab, hexagon aquarium, and our office space without leaving home! You can also see the green roof.
Diligent & Strategic
Due to the Lilly Center’s diligent, strategic work, the lakes and streams in Kosciusko County are some of the best-studied in the state of Indiana. We have a storehouse of valuable data that shows patterns and trends in the health of our lakes, which in turn reveal specific action steps. The center also contributes science-based curricula to several local schools. Planned activities and in-house field trips give students and teachers a memorable, tangible way to positively impact creation. Through community-wide events, we also connect with families and individuals from every corner of the county. The Lilly Center serves, inspires and educates, and creates generational pathways to leadership and creation stewardship.
We are a team of lake-science and outdoor-education enthusiasts, and we consistently craft standard-exceeding, data-rooted content for those in kindergarten through retirement.
Our Student Team
Since it’s founding, the Lilly Center has relied on the hard work of our student team members. They enhance the work already done by regular staff and enable us to reach a wider audience.