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Experience at the ecology school will help students connect with nature and develop an appreciation for the environment.
Credit: USFWS

New James River Ecology School turns nature into a classroom

The new James River Ecology School at Presquile National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia provides students in grades five through 12 the opportunity to explore expansive freshwater tidal creeks, wetlands, fields and forests while enriching their academic studies. Located 25 miles southeast of Richmond, the James River Association launched a campaign in 2010 to establish the school. Educational programs at the school will focus on the rich ecological systems of the James River and include cross-curricular concepts designed to meet Virginia standards of learning. Residential overnight and day programs are available to public and private schools and extracurricular youth groups within the James River Watershed. A grand opening of the school will take place on April 13, 2013.

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Published on: Friday, April 12,2013

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