Spring field trips bring 1,200 students to Lake Hopatcong

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, From the President, News
And that’s a wrap! Over the course of five weeks this spring, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation welcomed more than 1,200 students to Hopatcong State Park in a series of 12 field trip dates (11 of them dry!), which is a 50 percent increase in student numbers compared to last year. During their time at our …

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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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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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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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