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Jefferson Memorial Forest and Natural Areas

12400 Holsclaw Hill Rd, Fairdale, KY

The country’s largest municipally-owned forest, at 6,500 acres, and only 20 min. from downtown Louisville, we offer hiking, camping, fishing, and more!

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Environmental Education Programs

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We have a variety of nature-based education programs tied to the Next Generation Science Standards and Kentucky Core Academic Standards. We can also adjust the program to meet your specific grade level’s Learning Targets and Performance Expectations.If you are interested in content not listed, we would be willing to create a custom program for your group.

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Christa Weldnet

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Team-Building, Teams Course, and Alpine Tower

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These dynamic programs are designed to increase the self-esteem, problem-solving and communication skills of the participants. Using the medium of safe but challenging activities, students examine their leadership/group styles while participating in group problem-solving processes, trust building activities and healthy risk taking. Each program can be custom tailored to fit the specific needs of your school or organization.

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Forest Summer Adventure Camps

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Each provides children an immersion experience in the natural world. They take on the roles of naturalist, scientist, and explorer as they discover new things about the forest, and the creatures that inhabit it. By combining educational activities and learning experiences with traditional summer camp fun, your child has an educational adventure they will remember for a lifetime. Camp activities include nature study, crafts, science experiments, games, journaling, hikes and animal contact with the Forest’s education animals.

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