Teachers and Students

Educating, Inspiring, Making a difference

LRNow partners with public and private schools located within or serving students from the City of Virginia Beach. LRNow works to support teachers with environmental education in their schools. Professional development, programing, and project assistance are available to help support student learning in relevant issues such as water quality, oysters, climate change, sea level rise, ecosystems, and other environmentally focused topics.  

Classroom activities and presentations are subject to availability. Please contact the Pearl School staff at for information and availability. 

Pearl School Award Program

The Pearl School Award Programis one of our largest partnership programs. Through this program over 100 schools have been recognized and rewarded for excellence in environmental education, stewardship and sustainability. 

Meet this year’s Pearl School Award winners!

Over the years, LRNow has developed unique programs to expand our partnerships beyond the schools, connecting the schools with local businesses, government agencies and other non-profits. These have included our 15th Anniversary Quilt Project and Award Winning Lynnhaven Trashion Show.

See the multiple restoration projects local students and volunteers have been a part of in Virginia Beach.

Watch this video to learn more about our Pearl School Program!

Provided by The Meridian Group

Energy Audit Kits

Energy Audit Kits are available for checkout by your school.  These kits contain equipment and resources to help Middle School and High School teachers and students learn more about how energy efficient their school is.  With this information, students determine both physical and behavioral changes that may make a difference in the school’s energy footprint. Energy Audit Kit Resources are listed below:

Energy Audit Kit Form 

Energy Audit Kit Index

Energy Audit Kit Resource Guide and Videos



PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to help protect our resources.

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Lynnhaven River NOW recognizes schools providing outstanding environmental education as a Pearl School.

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PEARL BUSINESSES are essential to truly move towards a more sustainable Virginia Beach and cleaner waters.

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We all want to do our part to restore the health of all of our sacred waterways and protect them for future generations to enjoy.

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SUSTAINABLE YARDS PROGRAM: Let us help you “green” your Lynnhaven watershed home. This unique program provides specific stormwater management practices to your yard at a significantly reduced cost to you.

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