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Virtual Environmental Education Coursework

We know this school year is like no other.

As schools adjust to new modes of teaching, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is inventing new ways for students to connect with the natural world. We are proud to offer our NEW Virtual Environmental Education program for students.

In this collection of classes, students will be guided by our staff through lessons on various science topics. For the convenience of teachers, we have created four courses: New Jersey Forests and Wildlife, Northern New Jersey Watersheds, Physical Outdoor Science and Practical Outdoor Science. 

These courses are broken into classes, which are presented in ways that are fun and accessible, and can be used in a classroom setting, or as independent learning for students. The coursework is designed for middle school learners and was created by Environmental Science educators. We have vetted the content with experts in curriculum delivery and creation.  

While a trip to camp is the most hands-on way to learn, we hope that these “field trip in a box” courses will enhance the classrooms of your students and teachers until we can all be together again.

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