Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor

1815 Plaza Loop, Ames IA 50010

Collaboration. Cooperation. Conservation. Connectivity.

The Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor is a unique community space located in the latest phase of the ISU Research Park's expansion, showcasing conservation techniques, sustainable technologies, environmental education, water quality awareness, and trail connectivity. This 37-acre park brings county, city, university, and state partners together to illustrate synergies between commercial development, quality of life improvements, and natural resource conservation. 

The corridor focuses on progressive approaches that demonstrate management of the urban-rural interface for both urban growth and resource protection. The corridor demonstrates a collaborative approach to commercial development that will improve Story County's economy, environment, and quality of life


  • Stream accesses and wetland boardwalk
  • Water quality demonstrations
  • Stream, wetland, and prairie restoration
TELC crossing
Gathering area

  • Interactive educational elements
  • Gathering areas
  • Integrated technology

  • Paved primary trails
  • Natural secondary trails
  • Trail connection to Ames and regional trails
TELC aerial