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Environmental Education Center

Environmental Education Center

Mission and Purpose

The Environmental Education Center is a non-profit 501-c-3 organization with a mission is to provide hands–on educational experiences for all young people by exploring the complex interconnectedness of our natural world. Our purpose is to educate children about food, agriculture, and the environment. We believe people should make meaningful connections with our natural world in order to become responsible stewards of local and global sustainability.

Ages 3-5


The Saplings program is a play-based nature program for young learners. Sapling students will have the unique opportunity to develop meaningful connections with their peers, teachers, and the natural world while immersed in the diverse ecosystems of Fernbrook Farms.  When they graduate, they will be ready for kindergarten!

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Summer Camp!

It’s time for your children to conquer new worlds, to make new friends, and to forge new connections.  It’s time for them to turn off the iPad, TV and the computer, to go offline, and venture outside to explore the wonderful world that awaits at Fernbrook Farms Summer Camps!

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Homeschool Classes

Looking for the perfect way to supplement your curriculum?

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center runs hands-on, outdoor science and nature classes here at the farm for Homeschool students ages 3–14 throughout the school year.

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Afterschool Programs

Get outside after school!

After school is a great time to get kids outside and engaged with nature.  In today’s world where screen time is increasing, let’s change the conversation and talk about nature time increasing.

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To learn more, watch an excerpt of our summer camp video. the full length video!


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