The Junior League of McAllen Inc. recently awarded Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center, a $50,000 grant for the “Glassroom” environmental education center.

The City of McAllen will be designing the “Glassroom” to accomplish a number of goals including the delivery of environmental science programs with a fully equipped room for school children, summer camps and adult education. The building will showcase energy and environmental designs.

Features will include rainwater collection, solar panels, special lighting and insulation, reuse of old materials from the existing Greenhouse and more.