Academy for Environmental Sciences Doing Great Things in Jefferson

Categories: Education, Environmental Program News, From the President, Jefferson, Lake Steward Program, Lake Stewards, News
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has been a partner with the Academy for Environmental Sciences, part of the Morris County Vo-Tech program and run out of Jefferson Township High School, since it was first announced in 2015. Academy students have helped teach elementary school students during our spring field trips and have worked as some of …

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Floating Classroom 2018 Wrap-Up

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
It has been a whirlwind of an inaugural year for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom! The vessel first arrived and was launched on Lake Hopatcong in April and was christened, Study Hull, at our 2018 Annual Meeting in May at the Garden State Yacht Club in Hopatcong. See post on Floating Classroom Christening: 2018 LHF Annual Meeting and Floating …

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Floating Classroom Wins 2018 ANJEC Environmental Achievement Award

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives
The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer County College in West Windsor on October 12. The Floating Classroom, a 40-foot pontoon boat dubbed “Study Hull,” educated more than …

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Kids Hike and Learn During Summer Camp

Categories: community, Education, Floating Classroom, Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong, News, Recreational Trails, Water Quality
We are thrilled the kids from Camp Innovate in Hopatcong were able to hike on the Lake Hopatcong Trail as well as learn about water ecology and watersheds on the Floating Classroom this summer!  Campers ventured on a hike along the Lake Hopatcong trail with LHF Trails Committee Chair Cliff Lundin as their guide. They …

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First Floating Classroom Public Cruise Sails Monday

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
The weather is looking fabulous for our first Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom public cruise this coming Monday and there are tickets still available!  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom will embark on a series of public learning cruises from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday from July 7 through August 27.  Advance tickets …

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Hundreds of Students Explore Lake Hopatcong During Spring Educational Field Trips

Categories: community, Education, Lake Hopatcong, News
Nearly 800 area students poured into Hopatcong State Park over 7 days this spring to participate in our Lake Hopatcong educational field trip program. The field trips provide an interactive adventure for fourth- and fifth-grade students to learn all about Lake Hopatcong and the watershed that is vital to its health. This year’s students were the first …

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Congratulations to Our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Categories: Education, News, Other
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 scholarships; Nicholas Karpiak of Hopatcong and Liam Fitzgerald of Lake Hopatcong. Each year, the Foundation awards two $1,000 scholarships to local graduating seniors whose future studies have been shaped by their time on New Jersey’s largest lake. A life-long lake resident and …

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Floating Classroom Open for Public Cruises

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
This spring, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation christened our new Floating Classroom, “Study Hull,” and since, we have educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel as part of our Lake Hopatcong educational field trips.  As the school year comes to an end, though, the lessons will continue. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom will run …

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