August 16, 2023 – Lynnhaven School is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of the Virginia Naturally School Recognition from the Virginia Department of Wildlife. As just one of 14 private schools in the state to receive the recognition this year, it highlights Lynnhaven's commitment to environmental education, conservation, and fostering a deep appreciation for Virginia's natural resources among its students.
The Virginia Naturally School Recognition program, administered by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, recognizes educational institutions across the state that demonstrate exceptional dedication to promoting environmental stewardship and providing students with opportunities to connect with nature. Lynnhaven School has continuously strived to integrate environmental awareness and sustainability into its curriculum through stand-alone classes such as Environmental Policy & Practice or its GIS-based Solutions course. From interactive nature studies and habitat restoration projects to hands-on outdoor learning experiences, Lynnhaven students are actively engaged in understanding and preserving the local ecosystem. The school's commitment to environmental education extends beyond the classroom, as they consistently encourage students to participate in community clean-up events, tree planting initiatives, and other conservation efforts.
"We are truly honored to receive the Virginia Naturally School recognition," said Dr. Casey Hitchcock, Head of School at Lynnhaven School. "This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and staff in fostering a culture of environmental responsibility. We believe that connecting with nature not only enhances our students' educational journey but also equips them to become thoughtful and conscientious stewards of our planet."
Lynnhaven School's achievement in earning the Virginia Naturally School recognition exemplifies the institution's dedication preparing students for a more sustainable future.
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About Lynnhaven School - Lynnhaven School is a project-based microschool located in Richmond, VA. With a strong focus on academic excellence and whole-student learning, Lynnhaven offers an innovative educational environment that empowers gifted, twice exceptional, and neurodiverse students to excel both inside and outside the classroom.
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