Nature Explore Campus

The thing that sets The Jefferson School apart from all other schools in our region is the way we use our campus.

Located at the edge of the Redden State Forest, The Jefferson School campus is an ecological treasure, with two ponds, trails with five family fitness stations, a garden, greenhouse, a five member goat tribe and a bee observation window. Since 2010, we have been cultivating alliances with regional partners to build a nature-centered, hands-on curriculum for our students.  Our goal is to create a nature-centered, hands-on educational facility that can be shared with others in the community.

Collaborate Partners:

We work with a variety of collaborative partners to enhance the curriculum. develop the outdoor classroom areas and work with us on community events like Science Saturday.

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
Brandywine Valley SPCA
Delaware Environmental Education
Delaware Beekeepers Association
Delaware for the Inland Bays
Delaware Children in Nature
DNREC
Delaware Forest Service
Delaware Native Plants
Delaware Nature Society
Delaware State Parks
Delaware Technical College
Delmarva Space Sciences (DSSF)
Echo Hill Outdoor School
Fish and Wildlife Organization
ILC Doveri
iNaturalist
Lewes Historical Society
Makin’ Music Delaware
MARACOOS
Marine Education  Institute (MERR)
Mohawk Electrical Systems
My Nature/Janet Phillips
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance
National Parks Service
Nature’s Notebook Network
Oceana
Parkside HS Horticulture Dept.
Rehoboth Art League
Southeast RCAP
Stash Your Trash
Sun Otter Tours (Citizen Science)
UD – Agr. & Natural Resources
UD – Earth, Ocean, & Environment
Wesley College
Lewes Volunteer Boat Building Crew