FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center prides itself on being the cornerstone of excellence in outdoor, experiential, hands-on exploration and research.
We offer programs, services, and resources to schools and the community at large.
Our Educator Programs offer tools to apply experiential opportunities to traditional learning methods that enhances critical-thinking about sustainability and conservation initiatives.
A recognition program that encourages schools to "green" their operations and curriculum; currently serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Pine Jog provides professional development and support for participating schools, coordinates the application process and facilitates the annual state-wide Learn Green Conference.
Professional development for teachers K-12 in science and environmental education delivered in a variety of formats including workshops, summer institutes, and teacher in-service days.
In cooperation with and with funding from The Everglades Foundation, Pine Jog developed a series of lessons focusing on the importance of the Florida Everglades. During the first phase, an Everglades Literacy Conceptual Framework was developed and three lessons per grade were created. Lessons were then piloted by South Florida teachers in grades K-12 and then distributed digitally.
In cooperation with and with funding from The Everglades Foundation, Pine Jog will train nearly 1,000 teachers in 9 counties across Florida on how to use the Everglades Literacy Curriculum.