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 Student Programs offer tools for students to apply experiential opportunities to traditional learning methods that enhances critical-thinking about sustainability and conservation initiatives.
For 9th-12th Grade Students. A three semester-long environmental service learning program for high school students that develops a cadre of young environmental leaders who are knowledgeable about environmental issues, and who understand social, environmental and economic interrelationships. Students dual enroll in FAU, explore environmental issues facing South Florida, and choose an area of focus to develop their own solution to an environmental issue, policy or practice. Then they mentor elementary students in addressing an environmental issue in their school.High School Dual Enrollment Credits available.
For 9th-12th Grade Students. Residential Institutes for high school students in collaboration with multiple academic, state and national agencies. H20 provides an academic focus on scientific research and fieldwork in both fresh and salt water environments. High School Dual Enrollment Credits available.
The Master's Degree in Environmental Education is open to students who have completed bachelor’s degrees in all majors. This university-wide, interdisciplinary program is offered through the College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the FAU/Pine Jog Environmental Education Center.
OrKids students participate in an in-class botany program where they grow native, endangered Florida orchids while conducting research that feeds directly into our propagation lab, helping to restore the native orchids to both urban and natural areas. These orchids contribute to the restoration of native orchids in partnership with the Million Orchid Campaign launched by Fairchild's Tropical Botanical Gardens located in Coral Gables.
As an enhancement to the FAU College of Education Master’s Program in Environmental Education, Pine Jog provides assistantship positions for graduate students to provide real world work experience in the field.