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JMU Environmental Education Center

Dr. Steven Frysinger, Faculty Sponsor

The JMU Environmental Education Center (EEC) is located on the JMU farm in Port Republic, consisting of 12 hectares (30 acres) of second growth forest, 300 meters (1000 feet) of frontage on the North River (just upstream of the formation of the Shenandoah River), and an historic brick house. This facility is intended to:

  • provide an ideal space in which to disseminate environmental information to school students and community groups;
  • support on-going JMU student projects involving air quality, surface and ground water quality, and alternative energy systems; and
  • provide an inviting off-campus venue for workshops, meetings, and symposia.

The EEC conducts operations in community and in-service teacher environmental education, taking advantage of the pavilion located on the property to provide shelter for these activities when necessary.