James River Ecology School
Help a child connect to nature, ensure a brighter future for the James
Connecting our children with nature is a vital first step in inspiring our next generation of river stewards. Their role as environmental advocates is crucial for the future advancement of environmental policy, for restoring the health of our waterway, and for protecting the environment.
With your support, JRA is helping children connect with nature by creating the James River Ecology School on Presquile National Wildlife Refuge. The setting for the school and its green infrastructure provide a unique learning environment and a direct link to the natural world. The new Ecology School will be LEED certified, the highest level of environmentally sustainable construction in sustainable buildings.
Students who will benefit from the environmental education programs offered at the school range from inner city and “at risk” students to local scouting and youth clubs, to school outreach programs. Education programs include overnight camping trips, canoeing and environmental studies.