Summer cruises on the Floating Classroom

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News
The school year may be wrapping up for many New Jersey students, but learning isn’t taking a break for the summer on Lake Hopatcong. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will be running 90-minute summer cruises on their Floating Classroom, an interactive education center with scientific equipment right on board to facilitate a hands-on learning experience …

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Calling all student leaders!

Categories: Education, News
In an effort spearheaded by Meghan Craig of the Morris County Environmental Science Academy at Jefferson Township High School, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is proud and excited to introduce a new “Student Leadership Team” made up of students in middle school, high school, and college who are interested in participating in projects that support and protect …

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Congrats to our award-winning volunteers!

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, From the President, News
On Friday night, a small caravan made its way from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation office to Plainsboro, N.J., where the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education was holding its winter conference. There, eight LHF volunteers representing the education team were honored for their incredible work in helping to create and run the LHF field trip …

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Reflecting on a year of exciting accomplishments

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s that time again, as the new year approaches, to take just a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. There were several big firsts in 2018, from launching the Lake Hopatcong Floating Classroom to moving our office into the Lake Hopatcong Train Station, it was a busy and exciting year.  Below …

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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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